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Wireless accessories controller

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by stevenjasmin, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. Jan 17, 2018 at 12:05 PM
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    stevenjasmin

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    fatfurious2

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    BigMacMcCoy

    BigMacMcCoy Cajun In Nashville

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    A switch pro has just about the same functionality, with 8 outputs instead of 4.

    It is quite a bit more expensive though! And you'll have to run the control panel cable through the firewall.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    Can the switch pro be programmed to turn on multiple accessories with one push? What I mean is say a light i have 3 light wired on 3 buttons, can I set it some how to turn on all 3 when one is pushed?

    Hope that makes sense.
     
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  5. Jan 18, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    BigMacMcCoy

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    Yes and no, the Switch Pro has two wired inputs, one is power and the other is either the lighting/dimming control or an external trigger. If you set it up as an external trigger you can have as many buttons as you want turn on when that trigger gets +12v. So in theory you could wire one of the button outputs to the external trigger and program it to turn on 3 other buttons.

    There's also settings for which buttons can be turned on when the truck is off, memory setting (so if it's on when you turn off the truck it'll turn on when you start the truck again) and more settings all through the app.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    I highly recommend this product:
    https://www.neutrinoblackbox.com/
    I have one in my Tacoma and one on my motorcycle. It consists of a small “blackbox” with 12V input and 6 controllable outputs, all protected by electronic (self-resetting) circuit breakers and programmable to be either switched on/off or varied from 0-12V. Outputs can also be programmed to go on or off or even adjusted based on time or temperature. The unit is about the size of a deck of cards and the controller is a smartphone via Bluetooth. Designed and assembled in the US. Screenshot of my Taco install below. I use it with an iPhone but it supports Android also. One cool feature for older trucks (or bikes like my DR650) that have limited OEM instrumentation, is that it in addition to circuit control and monitoring, it measures ambient temperature and battery voltage, and displays that plus data from the phone including location and heading from the phone GPS. So you can always see ambient temp, battery voltage, altitude, heading, time of day, and speed. The battery voltage monitor can be set to automatically shut down all outputs below a selectable threshold.
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  7. Jan 18, 2018 at 8:50 AM
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    Rooster OG

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    That’s really slick. Do you have a dedicated phone for it?
     
  8. Jan 18, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    No, that’s just my regular phone. It’s mounted with a Topeak bicycle phone mount that clips on and off. The Topeak Mount is attached to a Hondo Garage UnHoley Mount. Full disclosure, I am a longtime friend of the developer of the Neutrino, but it’s been on the market for several years targeting the motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot community; he sells direct but also through many retailers. Here’s a review, note that it starts out talking about a previous generation product from the same company which was larger and used a dedicated wireless RF controller panel, then it segues into the current model with smartphone interface.
    https://www.webbikeworld.com/arboreal-systems-neutrino-review/

    Some more info here:
    http://www.slingshotforums.com/thre...ies-from-your-smartphone-awesome-sauce.18569/
     
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    Let’s get a group buy or TW promo code going, I’m super interested but just a little more than I want to pay to experiment ‍♂️
     
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