How do Remote Control Technology Systems Work?

Posted on by R Andrew Springer

Remote Control Technologies (RCT) products can seem complicated and overly technical. There is a lot of technical jargon about discrete contacts, digital contacts, dry contacts, I/Os and much more. All of that is well and good for engineering and electronics experts, but what does it mean for you?

In layman’s terms, a RCT System will allow you to control virtually any process, from a few hundred feet away, to around the world, just as if it was wired… But without the wires! Both locations (where the transmitter and receiver are) need electricity, and for remote locations RCT has solar panels and batteries. There is no need to run long lines of copper (which itself is expensive), or pay for permits to dig trenches or put up poles. RCT has products for simple switching like turning a pump on and off, or complex process where information needs to be sent and received and switching needs to be done.

The animation below shows a basic RCT unit being used to turn a well pump on and off.

Remote Control Technology Pump Control Animation

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