Futaba FRD-1201U

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The FRD-1201U is a rugged radio remote control system designed for use in industrial applications such as telescopic boom cranes and lifts, concrete boom pumps, boom trucks, construction equipment, tower and knuckle-boom cranes, conveyors and much more. The transmitter provides medium to long range remote control of 12 internal receiver relays (plus a main-line relay). Both transmitter and receiver utilize state-of-the-art surface mount component technology to minimize size. The transmitter incorporates advanced power saving features for extended battery life. Channel Watch® search and select technology, a 16-bit identification code, and 40 synthesized channels, give the system superior reliability and immunity to false activation from RF interference. This also allows multiple FRD systems to be operated independently in the same area.

The transmitter has an injection molded case of high impact material, gasket seals for durability and water resistance, an internal antenna, and toggle switches that are double sealed with o-rings and a durable rubber boot, making it ideal for use in harsh industrial environments. The receiver is packaged in a compact, rugged aluminum case allowing it to be mounted in enclosures and other areas where space is at a premium.

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Quick Specs

  • Outputs:
    • SPST N.O Relays, 12 Channels plus main relay
    • Inductive Load: 2A @ 31 VDC/120 VAC
    • Resistive Load: 5A @ 31 VDC/120 VAC
  • 429.25 to 429.7375 MHz
  • Crystal controlled PLL Synthesizer
  • 500 ft. Operating Range (L.O.S.)


  • Telescopic Boom Cranes/Lifts
  • Boom Trucks
  • Construction Equipment
General Specifications
Transmitter Power Source 4AA alkaline batteries (25hrs)
Frequency 429.25 to 429.7375 Mhz
Frequency Control Crystal controlled PLL Synthesizer
Response Time 130 ms average
Operating Temperature -10° C to +50° C
Storage Temperature -20° C to +60° C
Humidity Up to 90% RH, non-condensing
Operating Distance 500+FT.
Transmitter Specifications
Power Source 4 “AA” Alkaline batteries (6 VDC) (NiCad batteries may be used, operating time will be reduced)
Power Consumption 60 mA (when sending commands)
Battery Life 25 hrs minimum, continuous use (alkatdne cells)
Antenna Internal
Case Plastic molded dust proof / splash proof
Dimensions 4" x 7" x 3"
Weight 1.6 lbs. (with batteries installed)
Receiver Specifications
OutputsSPST N.O. relays, 12 channels plus main relay
Resistive Load5A @ 31 VDC / 120 VAC
Inductive Load2A @ 31 VDC / 120 VAC
AntennaExternal whip antenna, 125 mm length
Power SourceExternal +12VDC or +24VDC(Will operate from 9 to 31 VDC)
CaseStructural foam molded - Nema 4 Rated
Mounting SystemStainless Steel Bracket
Dimensions12" x 10" x 8”
Weight2.0 lbs.

** Operating distances are dependant upon local conditions**

PDF icon Futaba FRD-1201U Manual449.81 KB
PDF icon Futaba FRD-1201U Spec Sheet533.21 KB