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Control a mover using smartphone 2 months 2 weeks ago #440286

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I'd certainly be looking into how to hack into it and have some fun when people go out for the day.

Also looking forward to when terraces of houses have their electric cars on charge. I'll not be able to resist pootling alone unplugging them. Great fun for adults as well as children. :evil:
Don't forget you have an electric conveyance that people can play with also. :P

And there could be some "shocking" consequences if people start mucking about with the electricity !! :P
You could be charged !! :silly:
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Control a mover using smartphone 2 months 2 weeks ago #440290

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EH52ARH wrote:
At least with the powertouch, if the controller battery goes flat you can plug in the umbilical cable and still, use the controller.

Only on the older units. The new digital remote does not have that feature.
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Control a mover using smartphone 2 months 2 weeks ago #440291

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jignc wrote:
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At least with the powertouch, if the controller battery goes flat you can plug in the umbilical cable and still, use the controller.

Only on the older units. The new digital remote does not have that feature.

Yep that's correct , the same as mine , mine is batteries only, no facility on my handset for a cord to directly plug into the battery or the handset
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Control a mover using smartphone 2 months 1 week ago #440292

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Craigyoung wrote:
jignc wrote:
EH52ARH wrote:
At least with the powertouch, if the controller battery goes flat you can plug in the umbilical cable and still, use the controller.

Only on the older units. The new digital remote does not have that feature.

Yep that's correct , the same as mine , mine is batteries only, no facility on my handset for a cord to directly plug into the battery or the handset

When I fitted the Powertouch to mine earlier this year I looked all over the remote for the umbilical connector port. Didn't come with an umbilical so I thought it may be an optional extra. But when I failed to find any connector port on the handset I suspected that technology might have moved on. So it's spare battery to be carried or strip those in the smoke and carbon monoxide detector as back up.
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Control a mover using smartphone 2 months 1 week ago #440294

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otherclive wrote:
Are motor movers that can be controlled by a smartphone enabled with Bluetooth? As most places I seem to pitch up I’m lucky to even get a phone signal let alone 4G. Guess you would still need a remote control as inevitably your smartphone will be down on power when required. Suspect the Mover App could be an answer looking for a question.

As you say an App looking for a problem
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Control a mover using smartphone 2 months 1 week ago #440311

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I can see the use of Bluetooth handsets might be an advantage to the manufacturer. No more separate handset to design, develops and manufacture. This could improve their profit margin. The only downside would be the choice of mobile phone platform to develop the software for. iPhone, Android, Nokia or Samsung.
It could mean the motor mover is cheaper but you will need to buy a £800 smart phone to run your £600 motor mover!
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Control a mover using smartphone 2 months 1 week ago #440313

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That may be the case but what about all these (sorry in advance) :huh: but all the old people that don't have these smart phones and don't know how to use them, my dad for instance he's in his seventies and he still has an old Nokia simply for ringing and texting and that's it , no apps or nothing like that . So I still think the handset that you get with the mover is better than an app and is the easiest combination .
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Control a mover using smartphone 2 months 1 week ago #440316

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There's nothing worse than trying to see a 'screen' in bright sunshine, not a problem with my Truma handset. I suppose you could wait while the sun goes in to move your van. (Second thoughts - shouldn't be a problem in this country!)
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Control a mover using smartphone 2 months 1 week ago #440317

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I agree that it’s not everyone that wants to spend nearly a £1k on a gadget just to make a few phone calls.
Nokia had one of the best user interfaces of its time and worked well. Is served us well.
The marketing dept is always looking for next big thing to give their products the edge. I fear the smart phone app that controls the heating, lights, alarm and motor mover is not too far away.
I’m not in favour of solutions looking for a problem and sometimes the marketers try to gain market share by trying to convince everyone there is a need for their latest gizmo
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Control a mover using smartphone 2 months 1 week ago #440321

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As for seeing the screen in sun light you needn’t worry. The hackers would have taken over way before you could remember your password:-)
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