People are so accustomed to remote control of various household appliances and various automatic equipment that person simply cannot imagine life and work without remote controls. If only the batteries run out in the remote control, only then will be reluctant to start bothering ourselves with reaching out with the fingers to the buttons, wanting to change the TV channels, or rebuild the temperature of the air conditioner.
Comfort is always more pleasant. For this reason, remote controls for various purposes are so popular today: audio and video equipment, acoustic systems, fans, air conditioners, lighting control systems, opening, and closing gates: everywhere are used remote controls. And that’s even if not to mention the car alarm consoles, lock control, ignition, etc.
How does a simple remote control work?
When buying a particular device, the remote control always comes with it. Each remote control is made in such a way as to be convenient about its controlled device. Its buttons have a convenient shape and are located on the remote in suitable order so that the hand itself quickly remembers how the remote is in the palm of your hand, and your fingers would remember the buttons. After a couple of days, no one longer looks at the remote control but use it as a part of the body.
If the original remote control is lost or broken, then they buy a new remote control of the same model or choose a universal remote control. To select the remote control as a native one, it is enough to find out the model of the device or the model of the remote control, which is always indicated in the instructions for the device to which the particular remote control is intended.
3 types of remotes
Traditionally, remote controls come in three varieties, depending on the type and complexity of the equipment: push-button, push-button with a display, and touch. Push-button remotes contain only buttons and multi-position keys as control elements:
- Such a remote control can always be found, for example, near an old TV, grandmothers keep it all their lives in a plastic bag without removing it;
- Remote control with an additional display is convenient for controlling, for example, an air conditioner;
- A touch panel with a screen similar to a smartphone is convenient for controlling complex systems.
There are models with a minimum of buttons, with a large number of buttons, with a display. At the same time, universal consoles can also be of various types: with a preset, settable, and trainable.
Models of universal consoles with pre-installation assume the choice of a controlled model of equipment. This is done by typing a code before starting to operate a specific device. Usually, memorizing the codes happens quickly, and then everything is done without much effort, out of habit. Just dial a combination of numbers, and you can control the TV, then video equipment, etc.
Universal consoles with the ability to customize have a built-in code base that can be updated via the Internet. It is enough just to synchronize the remote control with the computer and download the fresh database of settings from the manufacturer’s website.