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Old 23-08-2010, 14:44   #1
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Start AC Remotely

anyone know how i can start the ac on my boat from my house??? i have both wifi and smart phone available...

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Old 23-08-2010, 15:42   #2
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G'day, mate. A specialized electrical relay isntalled in the a/c circuit that can be activiated remotely will do the trick. A good electrical contractor in your area should be able to get you set up. I'm always a little nervous having these kind of systems running when I'm not on the boat. A/C units and fridge/freezers can have cooling pumps that can quickly flood the boat, should say, a hose come off. All the best. Cheers.

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Old 24-08-2010, 05:23   #3
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There are several "smart home" options available that have gotten relatively inexpensive. You will need to wire into your on/off switch for your A/C.

I'd thought about doing this, but our marina wi/fi drops after inactivity.

Here's a device that's not quite ready yet:

Picowatt does smart grid without smart meter | CES 2010 - CNET
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The best is to ise a GSM connection activated via GPRS or 3G, there are several mains switching devices on the market
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If you have an internet connection on board there are a few of these products around that allow for remote access.

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