When B58 owner,
Sean M. configured his aircraft with engine heaters, he began looking at
remote switching solutions and was unimpressed with the options on the
market. Having a bit of "at-home" time due to the CV-19 lock-downs, he
set out to design a simple cellular remote control unit with a simple
app user interface. No texts to send, no special codes to learn, no
complex white-listing of phone numbers, and no SIM cards to manage. It's
SwitcheOn is a remote switching box that is controlled using an
Apple or Android smartphone app. The box utilizes the Verizon Wireless cellular
network, which is the most reliable and wide-spread service network in the
Using the smartphone connected app, you can remotely activate each
independent electrical channel (2 or 4 channel option) to activate your
airplane’s engine block heater, cabin ceramic heater, or other electrical
device(s) at the hangar at a pre-configured time AND/OR temperature.
No more driving out to the hangar in the cold winter
the night before or wasting electricity running your engine block heater
winter. No more
leaving the heaters on all winter without regard to actual hangar temp.
You could even turn on a hangar torpedo heater when your hangar reaches a
particular temp and have it shut down at some pre-determined higher
temp. SwitcheOn is your cost effective easy to use solution.
The first year
of service is included with the purchase and is $50/year after that.
SwitcheOn has the following innovative features:
2 or 4 channels and up to 15 amps (1800 watts)
Built In Temperature sensor & in-app indicator
Bright OLED display on front of box
Local and ZULU time
Mobile apps for iOS and Android
2 channel: $249
4 channel: $379
1st-year service included renews for $50/year
Automations for each channel (set distinct time and/or temp on/off points)
Controlled by the box, these function without
On and off by time
Uses LTE-M and NB-IoT bands deployed as part of 5G
Operates much further from cellular towers than normal
3G or 4G
Warranted as long as service is maintained
Available custom options:
World-wide service in 130 Countries
8 configurable analog / sensor inputs
Up to 4 thermocouple inputs
Additional custom sensor options
power handling is 1800W or 15 amps (total for all channel outputs). SwitcheOn contains an internal 15
amp fuse and if the fuse is blown, the unit will require SwitcheOn
factory service to remain weatherproof.
FYI, a full Tannis 6 cylinder engine
heater system with case, oil sump and 6 cylinder heaters is listed at
approximately 460W. Please plan your loading appropriately.
SwitcheOn is exclusively distributed by Gallagher Aviation
but you can let them know that you found their great product here at
CSOBeech.com by clicking the "Add to Cart" button below and Gallagher
Aviation will fulfill your order.
More information about SwitcheOn can be found on Sean's website HERE