Warn wireless remote-anyone road tested these?

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 18:32
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Hi all, I was thinking about upgrading my winch controller, and yes went to ebay to see whats around in the world market. I came across some chinese remotes $15 delivered, seems cheap enough to take a punt but also acknowledge that if there crap thats a waste of money, cause the only time you need your winch is when you need your winch. Just putting it out there if anyone has some first hand experience of these units. Thanks for any replies. drive safe.
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Reply By: lostinwauchope - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 19:17

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 19:17
Hello perf,
I have used these remotes in place of a hand controller and they have always worked , they allow much more freedom to move about. cheers Ron
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Reply By: Ross M - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 20:23

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 20:23
A handy item and makes thing a bit easier. But:
Like model aeroplanes if your remote and someone near you have the same frequency then if you are close in a group situation someone else may control your winch for you. If on your own then shouldn't be an issue. Just be aware the freq may be generic and not individual.
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 09:04

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 09:04
Heard a story once about a wolwo that when it went past the cab radio station the engine spluttered and sometimes when passing trucks it also spluttered if the truckie was on the radio.

Any delay on a winch could get someone caught or even worse, who is stupid enough to get in the way. Scary that one!

I like my 100% reliable controller without any delay.

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Reply By: achjimmy - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 20:46

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 20:46
Can cause grief if they short on etc. they also have a sizable delay. There is a genuine warn one but it's a long way north of $15, looks the goods though
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 08:27

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 08:27
Don't have Warn but our winch has wireless remote - never use it because the 1 second delay makes it to hard to do things just right.

It also has a dicky little 12v battery thats hard to source.

Most of the time I use our winch from inside the car where you can hit the brakes if something goes wrong. Hence we have switches to control winch on dash near steering wheel.
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