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    TQi Controller red switch purpose ?

    Hi everyone..! I have recently buy a TQi controller but instead of my other TQi system, this one have a red switch on the handle and I really don't know for what it's used for, I have try to find some informations but in vain and I'm not quite sure if it actually works.



    Any help would be appreciated.
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    I guess it would be possible to deactivate / activate the channel 3 with this switch and light up a led kit or something else. Anyway thank you very much for your help, I appreciate it.
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    That is exactly what it is for, 3rd channel activation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakratfink View Post
    That is exactly what it is for, 3rd channel activation.

    I have buy this radio brand new in the box for 5 bucks in a garage sale and I was plan to install a led light kit and it would be nice to turn it on / off.. so it's good to know exactly for what it can be used. Thanks for your comment, it's also appreciate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MECHANIC77 View Post
    I have buy this radio brand new in the box for 5 bucks in a garage sale and I was plan to install a led light kit and it would be nice to turn it on / off.. so it's good to know exactly for what it can be used. Thanks for your comment, it's also appreciate.
    You will NOT be able to turn the lights on and off with that switch. The 3rd channel port on the receiver id always on.

    FYI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown94 View Post
    You will NOT be able to turn the lights on and off with that switch. The 3rd channel port on the receiver id always on.

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    Your right. But if you get a receiver controlled switch YOU CAN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown94 View Post
    You will NOT be able to turn the lights on and off with that switch. The 3rd channel port on the receiver id always on.

    FYI.
    Interesting but why there are a 3rd channel switch on the controller if we cannot turn on / off the channel, I mean what should be the interaction between the switch and the receiver channel..?




    Quote Originally Posted by grizzly03 View Post
    Your right. But if you get a receiver controlled switch YOU CAN.
    Ok thanks..! As soon as I will install my led light kit, I will ordered one. Nice to know the needed hardware to make it functional.




    No matter for me which of you guys has the answer to my question, please feel to reply.
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    Blown94 is right that there is always power at the channels on the Rx. Without a receiver controlled switch the lights you plug into ch3 would always be on. You just need a receiver controlled switch to be able to use the channel as a on/off switch.

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