How does an automated vacuum switch work?

The iVac swicth Box automatically switches your plug-in vacuum system ON when you turn on your power tool and switches it OFF six seconds after you turn your tool off. The mode switch also allows for the DCS (dust collection system) to be permanently OFF or ON for easy and convenient clean-up at the end of the job.

Can you run a shop vac continuously?

When you shut the tool off the vac continues to run for several seconds to clear the hose of any last debris. It works pretty well and you don’t have to listen to the whine of the motor continuously. Hope this helps with whatever you are trying to do.

What IS a SPST switch?

A Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) switch is a switch that only has a single input and can connect only to one output. This means it only has one input terminal and only one output terminal.

How does iVAC switch work?

The iVAC Dust Collector Switch Box automatically turns the shop vacuum on before you actually begin to cut materials, and will continue to draw debris while the power tool is running and for approximately 6 seconds after you turn it off.

How do I turn on my shop vac?

  1. Open the vacuum up by unlatching the lid latch by hand on the top of the vacuum.
  2. Slide the cake-shaped cartridge filter over the flat lid cage that forms the top of the vacuum cleaner.
  3. Pull the vacuuming hose out and turn the Wet/Dry Vac’s power switch on to begin vacuuming.

Can I leave a shop vac on overnight?

Most shop vacs have a 50% duty cycle. The shop vacs can be run 30 minutes per hour. If you leave the shop vac on overnight, it will probably burn something out.

Can you pump water with a shop vac?

Be sure that your shop vac can act as a water pump. Most of the shop vacs capable of pumping water have a discharge outlet on the back of the tank. This discharge outlet fits a garden hose that carries the wastewater away from the shop vac for disposal.

Who bought out Shop Vac?

GreatStar Tools USA
Hangzhou Equipment Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Hangzhou GreatStar Industrial Co., Ltd., and GreatStar Tools USA, the leading manufacturer of hand tools in Asia, serving DIY, professional and industrial markets worldwide, announced today it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Shop-Vac Corporation.

How to build your own shop vac automatic switch?

Start with a triplex utility electrical box, 2 duplex outlets with metal covers. I used a piece of aluminum in the center space on which to mount the manual switch. The three terminal Bakelite connector provides a clean way to feed power and ground the box.

How does the relay turn on the shop vac?

If the current sensor senses a value over that threshold it will tell the relay to turn on the shop vac. The code continues to read the current and keep the shop vac on while the tool is still running. As soon as the tool shuts off, the current sensor will detect that and tell the relay to turn off the shop vac.

How big is the winding on a shop vac?

The winding is 1 3/4″ long, two layers, approximately 40 turns. The secondary is 36-gauge magnetic wire approximately 1200 turns. Output is 12 volts. The primary is in series with the power tool in use and the secondary triggers the relay to power the shop-vac.

How can I delay turning off Shop Vac?

The last modification I want to make is to delay the shutoff of the shop vac for about 5 seconds. This allows the tool to spin down and to collect any remaining dust in the air. To do this I simply keep track of the state the relay is in, and delay turning the relay off by 5 seconds.