iVAC FAQ

We’ve assembled answers to some of the most commonly asked questions in the iVAC FAQ list below. Read on, and remember that if you have a particular question or need, contact us!

Which iVAC Product do I need?

Choosing an iVAC automated dust control system is easy! If you’re a light hobbyist, weekend renovation warrior or a traveling trades person looking to improve your health, safety and convenience when working with power tools, we recommend the iVAC Switch Box. If you’re a serious hobbyist or woodworking professional with a stationary workshop, iVAC Pro System will meet all your needs for automated dust control, regardless of the type of machinery you use. Click here to get started.

Will my existing Shop Vacuum Work with the iVAC Switch Box for dust control?

Most commercially available light and medium duty shop vacuums operate from a basic 115V-15A electrical outlet – common in most all north american homes. If your shop vacuum works from a basic electrical outlet, then it will work with the iVAC Switch Box. If you’re considering a new shop vacuum purchase, check the electrical requirements of the unit.

I’m considering a high power dust collection system for my workshop. Will iVAC work?

The iVAC Pro family will meet your every need. We offer you a variety of interfaces that let you connect literally any power tool to an iVAC system, regardless of the electrical requirements. Click here to read more.

What’s the Difference between an iVAC PRO Tool HP and an iVAC PRO Contactor?

The iVAC Pro Tool HP allows you to connect high powered tools to an iVAC system – like 230V and 3-phase power cabinet saws, panel saws and wood shapers. The iVAC Pro Contactor allows you to control large shop vacuums and dust collectors up to 10 Horsepower.

Why are there so many electrical variants?

Power tools and dust collectors come in all shapes and sizes. Professional grade, high powered equipment typically requires more electricity to operate – much more so than what a standard home or office electrical circuit can provide. These tools may require 230V power (like your stove and clothes dryer do), 3-phase power, or high current circuits. As the world’s finest automated dust control system, iVAC has been designed with interfaces and product variants to accommodate such needs.

Are iVAC products certified?

All iVAC products are certified by the appropriate regulatory and standards agencies such as UL, CSA, FCC and IC. We are committed to designing and manufacturing products in accordance with the best standards and practices, and refuse to skimp on this important issue.

What is the range of the wireless devices?

The stated range between an iVAC interface and an iVAC Pro Switch is 40 feet, line of sight which will accommodate most all workshops. If the iVAC Switch is located centrally, this means the devices will operate comfortably within an 80 foot diameter.  You may even get much greater range – sometimes upwards of 100 feet – depending on your set up, electromagnetic obstructions and several other variables. Every shop will differ.

What is the capacity of an iVAC Pro system?

Each iVAC Pro Switch can receive signals from up to 8 power tools that have an iVAC interface attached to it. And you can have up to 4 distinct iVAC Pro System switches in a workshop. Need even more capacity? Contact us!

Do you build iVAC products or just buy them from somewhere?

We’re proud to state that we DESIGN AND BUILD each and every iVAC product that we sell. Our staff includes some of the most respected engineers from the technology community in North America, and manufacturing experts who have dedicated their careers towards building better products of all types for clients all over the world.

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