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Does anyone know if fogger timer/remotes work with any kind of fogger? Like, are they universal?

I had bought a Chauvet fogger off ebay and it was supposed to come with timer/remote. It didn't. So I am wondering if I can buy a separate timer/remote to use with it.
 

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Actually, it's good question. Many of the lower end foggers (Lite F/X, Gemmy, Fitco) timers are interchangable. I have a Chauvet F-1250 and I've never tried to use anything except the timer that shipped with the machine, so I don't know if it would work with anything else. I'd recommend two things - hassle the eBay seller as to why the timer didn't come with your fogger, and failing that, buy the correct timer from Chauvet. It may cost a bit more but it's better than killing the fogger wiring.
 

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From what I've seen...
remote / delays are made specifically for a model type fogger. I've never tried to use a remote on a model that it isn't rated for. Don't know if it would work or even possibly damage a fog machine that isn't made for. In theory it should work but, I just don't know for certain. You could contact the fogger manufacturer about it.
 

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Thanks for making me feel not so dumb. :D

I did hassle the ebay seller. ALL of their foggers show the nice timer/remote gig - but truth be told, they are NOT included. Buyer beware on those guys for sure.

I found a timer that Chauvet says will work, it's more expensive than the generic ones on ebay, but I don't want to risk blowing up my new fogger, so I will spend the extra $$$ and order it.

Thanks for the advice.
 

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BTW, if the eBay product picture shows a timer/remote and the description does not mention that the timer/remote is NOT included, you have the right to demand a partial refund directly from the seller or file a dispute with PayPal to be partially reimbursed. You can then put that money towards a nice Chauvet-compatible remote.
 

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BTW, if the eBay product picture shows a timer/remote and the description does not mention that the timer/remote is NOT included, you have the right to demand a partial refund directly from the seller or file a dispute with PayPal to be partially reimbursed. You can then put that money towards a nice Chauvet-compatible remote.
Thanks Haunter. I just opened a dispute with paypal. All of their pictures show the fancy smancy timer/remote. When I received the fogger, minus the remote, and called them on it, they said the ad must have been incorrectly placed. That's a lot of ads to incorrectly place if you ask me. :eek:
 

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It sounds like you tried to work things out with them (to no avail?). Hopefully opening a dispute will get their attention. They shouldn't be posting a pic that is different from the actual item. Good luck!
 

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They denied my request for a partial refund. They told me I should just ship it back if I am "that unhappy with it". So that is what I am going to do.

Here's the real cheesy part - they accepted my friend's (who bought one too) request for a partial refund. They must not like me. Imagine that. :eek:
 

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They denied my request for a partial refund. They told me I should just ship it back if I am "that unhappy with it". So that is what I am going to do.
Or you could keep the fog machine and leave negative feedback letting other buyers know that timers are not included with this model of fog machine. Otherwise, they'll keep screwing people over.

BTW, did it come with everything else listed, including juice and a warranty?
 

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Or you could keep the fog machine and leave negative feedback letting other buyers know that timers are not included with this model of fog machine. Otherwise, they'll keep screwing people over.

BTW, did it come with everything else listed, including juice and a warranty?
Yes, everything else was in the box. I think returning it would make me feel better. I'd rather give the money to someone else ya know? I will still leave negative feedback alerting others to the problem.
 

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Less than 50.00?! The thing that worries me is "you get what you pay for" at that price. The way it is listed I'd be looking forward to that controller too.
g/l hope you break even on the deal and find someone more honest to buy from
 

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Less than 50.00?! The thing that worries me is "you get what you pay for" at that price. The way it is listed I'd be looking forward to that controller too.
g/l hope you break even on the deal and find someone more honest to buy from
You are so right about the "ya get what you pay for". I am a firm believer in that. And I did hesitate before purchasing it and convincing my poor friend to buy one too. After reading the listing over and over and seeing the controller in the pic, I figured we were good to go.

As long as they refund my money IN FULL - I'll be happy. I'll be short a fogger, but I'll be happy.
 

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You're in good shape. Plenty of time to score a fogger
 

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the only thing is they MIGHT rip u off on the shipping (in ie. u have to return ship at your own expanse)...Beware..its happened to me on a (really good deal)..:(
 

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which btw i saw u got free shipping so ..if u can dont PAY to return it either!!
No problemo on that - They sent me a FedEx Ground return label yesterday. Their attitude really sucks about the whole thing, hence I want to send it back. And how they can justify giving my friend a partial refund and not me is beyond me. :mad:

Heh - water under the bridge, unless they end up not giving me my money back. Then all you-know-what is going to break loose.
 

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Good for you msmello, for sticking up for yourself & what's right!!
And also for alerting others on a clearly deceptive auction. It clearly states & shows a free wired remote included.

Buy a fogger locally, test it out at home, & return it if there is a problem.
 
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