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Old 07-28-2014, 09:20 AM
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Remote control for Lift-Mate

Does anyone know if an after-market remote control for a truck/ATV 12V winch would work with a Lift-Mate boat lift motor? It would be a much cheaper option than what Shoreline Industries is asking people to pay for their remote accessory.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:39 AM
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I'm not very familiar with the lift-mate system, but I am very familiar with truck/atv winches and their controls.

Is the Lift-Mate motor a permanent magnet or wound stator?
Easiest way to tell is if it has two connections= permanent magnet, three connections= wound stator.

As long as you match the motor type for the remote control I would expect it to work fine. I doubt the current draw of the lift-mate motor would exceed what a smaller truck winch sees. I would coordinate amp ratings before buying anything.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:26 AM
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Thanks for your response. I'm not sure if the Lift-Mate has a permanent magnet or a wound stator, but I can call The Manufacturer to find out. Thanks again!!
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:36 AM
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Good news. Lift-Mate boat lift motors (12V) have a permanent magnet vs wound stator. That said, an after-market remote control for a truck/ATV style winch will work with the Lift-Mate, and its A LOT CHEAPER than the $368 the manufacturer quoted me over the phone for their remote control accessory.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:56 AM
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You still need to make sure the remote is for a permanent magnet motor.
Usually cheaper chinese winches (harbor freight, milemarker etc) have perm. magnet while heavier duty quality winches (warn, Ramsey etc) have wound stators.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:58 AM
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One last question...
Will I need a "Winch Motor Reversing Solenoid For Contactor Relay 6 Term"
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:50 PM
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Need a little more info than that, point me towards what you are looking at.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:11 PM
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Solenoid
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A13H5QHGBAEUYH

Remote
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1CSCZ8CRWX2GH

Lift-Mate boat lift motor by Shoreline Industries
http://www.amazon.com/Lift-Mate-Quic...ords=lift+mate
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:09 AM
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Hey, CruisinGA...
I was looking forward to your response. What happened?
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I know this is an ancient thread, but I came across it last year looking to do the same thing for my liftmate motor. I ended up forgetting about it and never dove in.

But, this year, I decided to give it a try. This thread was the most info that I could find online about it, so I basically did what was discussed here and long story short it works great. I just wanted to followup in case someone else comes across this thread looking for the same info.

I used a winch remote control from amazon,
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CKPJSBC

Then a reversing solenoid,
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VAGKZE

lastly a project box, also from amazon, Bud Industries NBF-322
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UPAN0W

I pretty much had everything else. I wired it with a circuit breaker, and also put the original toggle switch on the side so I can run the winch without the remotes. It all works great, from the water I can honestly be 1/4 mile from the dock and it will run the winch up and down. From the land side of the lift, I get a good solid 50-100' of range. Which is more than enough for what I wanted. This is with the antenna wire just left in the box, I am sure I can extend that distance is I ran the antenna out of the box.

I used a couple real big fender washers to distribute the pressure on the box. I also wired in diodes between the switch and the solenoid, and the remote receiver and the solenoid so which every I was using, power would not back feed in to the other. I am not much of an electrician, so if I can do it, anyone can. All told, I think I am well under $100 at the time of my orders from amazon. Probably around $70 IIRC.
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