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Skylink WS-100/WS-100N Wireless Remote Control, Channel A

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  • Control plug-in devices through walls, from your car or garage
  • No wiring, easy installation
  • Receiver plugs into any 3-prong grounded standard outlet
  • Operating range: 100-feet
  • Max. Resistive Loading: 960W
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Product Description

Size: Channel A

Product Description

This wireless remote system allows you to control indoor or outdoor lights and electronics from up to 100 feet away. Quick and easy to install, the receiver plugs into any standard 3-prong grounded outlet without extra wiring. The remote transmits through walls so you can turn lamps on before entering the house, or control outdoor lighting from inside. Compatible with any plug-in device, including Christmas lighting, lamps and electrical appliances that meet the receiver's rating. The Skylink Model WS-100 is available in "Channel A" or "Channel B ". If you plan to operate one device, purchase Channel A or Channel B; If you plan to operate two different devices separately, purchase one channel A and one channel B. If you plan to operate many different devices, purchase Skylink HomeControl model #TC-318-14 and accessories by searching within the Amazon website.

From the Manufacturer

The Skylink WS-100/WS-100N Wireless Remote Control: turn lamps on before entering the house or control outdoor Christmas lighting from inside the house. Perfect for any plug-in lamp, stereo or other small appliances. Activate any electrical appliance that meets the product's rating. This model is for Channel A. Also available in Channel B version.

Product Information

Size:Channel A

Technical Details

Part Number WS-100A
Item Weight 11.5 ounces
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 7 x 2 inches
Origin China
Item model number WS-100A
Size Channel A
Item Package Quantity 1
Number Of Holes 1
Batteries Included? Yes
Batteries Required? Yes
Description Pile 12V
Warranty Description 1 Year Warranty (Repair or Replace)

Additional Information

ASIN B00008X5D5
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 310 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #92,701 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#380 in Home Improvement > Building Supplies > Building Materials > Doors > Garage Doors, Openers & Parts > Keypads & Remotes
#1,164 in Home Improvement > Electrical > Switches
Shipping Weight 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available April 17, 2003

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I Purchased this item to control an outdoor fountain. The distance from our front deck to the fountain is about 50ft. With the one exception noted below, this item has worked everytime on the first click and without interference to other remote controls in use. In my initial temporary installation of the unit, I was not careful to install the remote vertically with the plug-in receptical down as noted in the instructions. Water got into the unit during a heavy rain and the unit stopped working. After drying it out, it worked just fine. This is one reliable, tough product, and well worth the price.
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I bought this because its claimed range is 100' - more than many competing units. When I installed it in the fall, it never worked at anywhere near that distance - would work maybe 50% of the time standing inside the house next to a window that's about 50' from where the receiver is located (outside in the yard).

But here's the worse part: as the weather got colder, the range decreased - a lot! When it's 20 degrees F outside, it won't work from more than about 10 feet away. Completely useless for my application (trying to control outdoor lights from inside the house).

I'm an electrical engineer and understand the considerations with designing electronics to work over varying temperatures. Clearly the designers of this thing put in little or no effort in that area. For indoor use that might not be an issue, but outdoors = bad news.
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Since I have a fountain in my back yard, I wanted something that would be able to switch the fountain on or off when I wanted. I also needed it to be remote controlled. I originally bought a remote control similar to this one on Ebay. It was a different brand. That one worked well for about 2 days. I was able to switch the fountain on or off about 50-60 feet away, even inside. But, for some reason, it decided to stop working as designed. It would only work if I was about 10 feet away. So, I decided to try another type. I came across this one on Amazon.com. Once I received it, I plugged it inline with the fountain's pump, and it has worked consistently every time. It will work with no obstruction to about 60-70 feet away. Inside through a wall, sometimes it will work sometimes not, cause there is a small obstruction in the way where I point the transmitter. But, it does work through walls as stated. Overall, I don't think you can get any better than this for the price! It was also cheaper than the one for sale on Ebay!
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Size: Channel A
I bought two of the wireless remote controllers and they are great. The remote control works just like a garage door opener. You point it at the devise and push the button. It's as simple as that.
I use one controller for the outdoor lights so I don't have to run outside on a dark, cold night to unplug them. I use the other for the Christmas tree to avoid tripping over the presents to unplug it. I realize some people may use timers for their holiday lights, but my schedule varies and I only like leaving lights on when I am at home and I always turn them off when I go to sleep.
This remote controller would also make a great exchange gift because it has universal appeal.
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This is a great item, but the manufacturer produces two of these. Each one operates on a different signal and Amazon isn't letting you know which one you're getting. If you order two, you may even get both for all you know. That might be fine for how you want to use them, but I want one to match what I already have. I'd like to know or be given a choice. Wouldn't you? Look at the review of one person at http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A31JLPJ5CBJZ9V/ref=cm_cr_dp_pdp
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I bought the package of 2 remote receivers and 2 remote controllers. The units installed easily and the everything works perfectly. But....... To my great annoyance both receivers and both controllers all work off the same signal! So when I turn on upper porch lights, the lower porch lights also come on, and vice versa. The URL for the company website is disconnected, so I am unsure what to do. Good quality product, but very silly design from my point of view.
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We have a recirculating pump on the hot water heater to cut down waste while hot water finally got to our shower. The pump has a timer which would have been useful for those with regular schedules - ours are not. So, instead of going out to the garage each time to manually turn the pump on/off, we tried this radio controlled switch.

It has worked perfectly for us. The direct line path from the switch to the remote control is about 25 feet but the signal must travel through two tiled walls with metal framing, a third metal framed wall, and finally to the switch on the opposite side of the water heater.

My wife complained that the remote control didn't work for her. She woiuld press it momentarily just enough for the light to flicker. I suggested she hold it down for at least a second. When she did that it worked consistently for her as well.

I will be buying more of these for my outdoor/remote switch needs.
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Well the button would only operate part of the time, maybe 80% of each time it was pushed. Then when it would switch, you were 'hit and miss' on whether the sensor would actually receive the signal. This intermittent functioning was from 12' away, no great distance there I'd say. I tried pointing the switch (button/remote) directly at the sensor unit (receiver) and it was still intermittent, probably working under this scenario 65% of the time, but this didn't meet my needs at all. I am very disappointed with this product.
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