The ‘iVAC Pro System’ consists of two groups of product.
The first group consists of units that transmit information and a second group of
units that receive the transmitted information. At the present time the first group
that transmit information are the ‘iVAC Pro Remote’ and three versions of the
‘iVAC Pro Tool’ units. The ‘Tool Plus’, the ‘iVAC Pro Tool’, and the ‘iVAC Pro
Tool HP’. The ‘Tool’ units.
The units that receive the information are the ‘iVAC Pro Switch’ which controls
the Dust Collector and the ‘iVAC Pro Blast Gate’.
The ‘Tool’ units monitor the status of its associated power tool. When the power
tool turns on it sends a digital wireless signal instructing the ‘iVAC Pro Switch’ to
turn on the Dust Collector and the ‘iVAC Pro Blast Gate’ to open. .The following
discussions relate to communications with an ‘iVAC Pro Switch’ although the
same actions/response apply to the ‘iVAC Pro Blast Gate’.
This User Guide will focus on the ‘Tool Plus’.

The ‘Tool Plus’ unit is used to identify the powered on state of its associated
power tool.
The ‘Tool Plus’ is physically clamped to the power cord of the power tool.
The method of detecting the status of the power tool is by means of sensing the
magnetic field around the power cord when the power tool is turned on or off.
The ‘Tool Plus’ is powered by +5VDC. This power is obtained from either a UL
FCC approved AC to DC 5volt USB adaptor, or an associated ‘iVAC Pro System’
If a ‘Tool Plus’ unit is in the Auto Mode when the associated power tool is
powered on, the ‘Tool Plus’ unit will transmit an instruction, by means of a digital
wireless signal, to the ‘iVAC Pro Switch’ instructing it to turn on and apply power
to the Dust Collector.
When the power tool has been turned off, the ‘Tool Plus’ units will transmit an
instruction to the ‘iVAC Pro Switch’ telling it to turn off.
The range for radio communications between the ‘Tool Plus’ and the ‘iVAC Pro
Switch’ is forty feet.
When mounting the ‘iVAC Pro units’ they should not be mounted on large metal
objects, since this can affect the communication range.