Badland Winch Remote for Wireless Recoveries

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Picture this, how much easier will it be to operate your winch with a remote control? Fortunately, many modern winches, including the badland winches, come with remote controls for safe off-road recoveries. Ideally, a winch remote control keeps you at a safe distance from the winch, saving you from the risks of cable snaps or load injuries. Accordingly, we will look into the functionality of the Badland winch remote control.

What's more? Easy winch control comes with the choice of a wired remote control or the wireless option. The wired option works perfectly but doesn't save you the stress of cord dangling or even giving you adequate clearance. So let's get to the badland wireless winch remote control details to avoid preempting more in this intro.

Efficiency

Any wireless control lives up to its expectation by being efficient in operation. Even for the basic TV remote controls, no one really enjoys double-checking if the buttons are working. As such, the 69229 Badlands winch remote control has a simple and efficient user interface. In essence, this wireless winch kit comprises the remote and the control lead.

Further enabling its efficiency are the minimal controls which only include power in and power out control buttons. This remote control also efficiently fits in a pocket for easy handling during towing sessions. Nonetheless, while pocketing this accessory, ensure the controller box is off to avoid accidental activations. To further avoid handling inconveniences such as losing it, you can hang this remote around your neck with a lanyard.

However, you might experience some delays in winch responses, unlike wired remotes. These occurrences are mostly determined by the remote's range (which will be covered next), but we recommend being patient with your winch to respond. Avoid pressing the remote's buttons many times to avoid jamming the signals of the control box. But not to worry, the said delays only take seconds, meaning this remote won't test your patience.

Range

For most wireless control systems, the closer you are, the better. Fortunately, the 69229 controllers can still work in a 50 feet range. Such a range provides you with enough clearance from the winch.

Going back to the issue of non-responsiveness, it's recommended that you stay within the recommended range for efficient responses. Also, a 50-feet range is adequate for winch supervision. For instance, you'll be in the distance to see your winch pile up and stop it just in time to adjust it.

Weather Resistance

Any winch accessory, including the wireless remote control, should be weather resistant. Such resilience is important to save the stress caused by environmental elements like dust, water and snow. This, in turn, preserves the fun and excitement of venturing into unknown environments.

As a wireless kit, both the lead control component and the remote are waterproof, which is better than just being water-resistant. For instance, you will most likely need winching when stuck in mud after/during a downpour. In such a case, you won't hold back from using the remote since it won't get jammed by water. However, you should avoid submerging or soaking this remote control in water.

Easy Installation

Already we have identified that this remote is easy to use, thanks to its simple dual button operation. Furthermore, this wireless remote control is easy to install. Ideally, all that's required is you plug the remote receiver into the winch control panel and proceed to use your badland's remote control.

Before operating the winch remote control, ensure the lithium-ion batteries have enough charge to power your remote. Whenever a badlands wireless remote control seems to have delayed responses, you can replace the lithium-ion batteries and check again. Inadequate battery juice might cause delays in relaying control commands.

Moreover, lithium-ion batteries are easy to install and maintain. Even so, they might overheat when subjected to prolonged use. Going back to the remotes installation or configuration, it's compatible with different Badland winches of different weight limits.

Installation Tips

  • Ensure the winch power is disconnected during installation to avoid a short circuit that might damage the remote.
  • Ensure you follow the installation manual for seamless compatibility
  • Ensure the remote plug and the winch plug are compatible

Safe to Use

As an electrical component, the Badland winch remote control is prone to electrical mishaps. Accordingly, this remote is made with full user protection against any electrocutions or risks related to overheating lithium-ion batteries. Besides electrical risks, this remote is efficient enough to protect you from any other physical and mechanical risks related to winching.

Safety Tips

  • Avoid tangling the remote with other items in the pocket like keys to avoid unwanted activations.
  • Only use the remote control when you can see the winch cable for safe use only.
  • As earlier highlighted, stand a safe distance from the winch and its cranking and warm bystanders accordingly.
  • After winching, always remember to disconnect the remote's control box for increased durability.

Pros

  • Efficient and easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Provides adequate winch clearance with its 50 feet range
  • Easy to install
  • Lightweight, simple and wireless
  • Weather-resistant
  • Minimal controls
  • Powered by simple lithium-ion batteries

Cons

  • It isn't compatible with winch models outside the Badland brand
  • Less efficient than the wired alternative

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Conclusion

Generally, the wireless Badland winch remote is a must-have off-road accessory. We love it since it makes winching fun while also eliminating the fear of unknown tracks. Overall, follow the manufacturer's recommendation and tips provided in this article for optimal functionality.