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Trouble shooting the remote switch (for compressors with grey coloured remote& orange buttons)

Press one of the remote buttons while watching the front window (approx 2mm diameter clear spot on the top front of the remote) to see if it lights up. If it does then you can assume that the remote internal battery is OK. Check both remotes.
If the remotes both light up then the most probable cause will be very low voltage at the vehicle battery when you were pumping. The remote sender/receiver unit in the base gets its power from the battery connections on the solenoid. It is a twelve volt circuit but will work down to about 10 volts. If your battery is getting very low during pumping and drops below this level the receiver unit will not operate as it is starved for power. In this case the compressor will keep pumping and will not respond to the remote.

The only way to stop the compressor in this situation is to pull apart one of the switching wires mentioned in the previous section or disconnect the battery. It will be quicker to disconnect a switching wire!

When your battery is charged up again, reconnect the solenoid wires and try the wireless remote again. If the compressor works correctly, then you know that the cause was extremely low voltage when pumping.
If the remote still does not work, take the battery out of one remote and exchange it for a new one. Try the remote again. It is possible that the remote battery has just enough power to light up the test lamp, but insufficient to communicate with the receiver unit. Test all the remote batteries with a volt meter, they should be close to 12 volts to be good.
If the batteries test “good” then ring us for advice on the next move. Our phone number is on the contacts page!

Trouble shooting the remote switch (for compressors with Black coloured remote and red buttons)
(Compressors supplied after May 2014)

If the remote’s red coloured buttons light up when pressed, then the most probable cause will be very low voltage at the vehicle battery when you were pumping. The remote sender/receiver unit in the base gets its power from the battery connections on the solenoid (the battery powering the compressor). The remote uses a twelve volt circuit but will work down to about 10 volts. If your battery is getting very low during pumping and drops below this level the receiver unit will not operate as it is starved for power. In this case the compressor will not stop pumping and will not respond to the remote.
From May 2014 we changed from a mechanical latching remote setup to a wholly electronic remote.
One difference between the two systems is that if the voltage drops too low for the remote, about 10.0 volts while pumping, the compressor will stop, rather than run on like the older system.

In this case pull the above mentioned bullet connectors on the side of the motor apart and replace them with the bullet connectors attached to the wired remote switch, and complete the job using manual switching.
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