For Sale Omnistor winding handle LOL

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  1. Techno

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    My new toy :Smile: click the picture for video :thumb:
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    Want one!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  3. Techno

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    I paid £417 which is well below the going rate but I did have a DOA unit. The seller sent me another with the OK from Thule :thumb: and are collecting the duff one today.
     
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    I ran a 3 metre 16 amp rated euro lead (ebay) across the garage roof and used two types of minitrunking to overcome the step in the centre roof panel. Finished with a twin socket attached with two giant velcro coins
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    The motorkit only needs 260 watts to drive it.
     
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    Straight forward wiring
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    Rapido has a satellite power supply in the wardrobe at the back so just pickup up the blue -ve and green +ve ignition signal(Rapido wiring). This will energise the relay coil and open circuit the supply to the motor.
     
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    Very flash but how do the legs work ?:RollEyes:
     
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    Same as usual but the superhuman effort of winding in and out a 4.5 metre awning is dispensed with :Cool:

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    Can you run it off an inverter if off EHU? or can you still wind it out manually if needed?

    I looked at these thought about above and moved onto something else I didn't need either!!

    Looks a great piece of kit
     
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    Mine is wired off the inverter as per the diagram above.
    In the event of and electrical failure there is a hex key in the end cap that can be used to wind it back in.
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    I should add that this kit is only for Omnistor 8000 series awnings
     
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    So have you added this 'kit' to your original awning?

    I presumed you had to buy a new awning

    Are you at Chester? It will be good to see a real one not a salesman video!!

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    Don't you do any work? :Wink:
     
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    i'm glad too see i'm not the only one who keeps doing this :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi David
    Yes it can be purchased as a unit at the outset OR retro fitted and I am at Chester and Peterborough :thumb:
     
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    Since being made redundant over three years ago I am self employed and fortunately for me I can pick and choose. This week I chose to have off and maybe next week too :Cool: I like doing my own stuff, call it a hobby :Rofl1:

    At the moment I have a branch of WH smith in haslemere in pieces until the whole floor is dug up and replaced then I'll go put it all back together
     
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    Call me old school or old fashioned .. I'm of the KISS school..

    For me it is just something else to go wrong.. as it will eventually .. usually it's sooner rather than later.. and when it's least convenient..

    Cool ? .. yes.. but when it fails .. uncool .. :Laughing:

    Keep the winding handle.. :Wink:

    btw .. Neat job :thumb:
     
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    I like my toys and gadgets but we could always go back to 3 tv stations and getting up to push buttons for channel surfing :Laughing:
     
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    Jeeze Andy, - I feel another solar panel could be fitted to power this up.:Laughing:

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    I've enough solar to power two vans already :Laughing: topped 12 amps today good for march
     
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    It's sounds like you and I are similar beasts i.e. you could get someone else to do the work on your van but you enjoy doing it yourself. It's very rewarding.
     
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