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Remote electric jacks worth it?

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Just upgraded to two 6v batteries and three electric jacks for my dads b-day.  Going to start fabricating new mounts for the electric jacks soon but question is, should I look into remotes for the jacks?  Right now they are switched at the jack so I would probably have to bypass that then run a switchbox in the house.  Plus I figure I need to be able to look at the wheel anyhow to see where the pin sits.  I'm on the fence, sounds fun but at the same time seems like it may be a lot of work for something not that useful.  Also our house will always have at least two people so running from wheel to wheel isnt to much of an issue...

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I am assuming that the jacks run similar to a winch where the switch is operating a solenoid/relay and just reversing polarity for up vs down. I am assuming that you need 3? A solution would be to wire in two relays per switch using something similar to this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IEIW2RS/ref=twister_B073WBYSMN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

Or buy 3 of these... https://www.amazon.com/JahyShow-Wireless-Control-hydraulic-Recovery/dp/B073F3VXHQ/ref=sr_1_13?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1501867675&sr=1-13&keywords=wireless+solenoid

 

The nice part about using the relays is that you wire them up to the back of switch, meaning that if the wireless function quit working, you still have the manual switch. It is also nice to have all of the switches on a single remote. The one downside is whether the jack encloser has room for the relays. I would also make sure to have a master switch hooked up to the jack power whether you go wireless or not.

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