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Peterson Control System Breakdown

Fingertip control that's easy & reliable! Real Fyre Remote Control Systems are designed to provide the ultimate in convenient and reliable lighting of Peterson gas log sets. Make your life easier with a remote system that does all the work so you have more free time to enjoy your Peterson Real Fyre gas log set.


Control System Facts

With a number of optional remote control features available, these systems come with a gas valve, pilot assembly (for instant lighting), basic remote receiver and transmitter, and protective heat shield. All our control systems use valves certified to ANSI Standards.

The SPK/APK/EPK Control Systems are easy to install, use no electricity, increase air flow to the valve, have heat shielding for greater protection, and include a built-in safety feature that shuts off gas flow should the pilot flame go out. All our control systems are certified to ANSI Standards for Natural and Propane gas.

Since all Peterson remotes will not work with every pilot kit, the compatibility chart below should help explain which remote work with which valves. In years past, you had to choose the remote depending upon which valve you wanted. Keep in mind that new for 2006, all Peterson remote pilot kits now come with a basic remote transmitter and receiver, greatly simplifying your control system decision*.

* If you choose a control system that comes with a basic remote and you decide to purchase a deluxe remote as well, you will end up with both the basic and the deluxe remote. At this time, Peterson does not make any remote pilot kits that come with a deluxe remote.

Due to certain BTU restrictions, not every pilot kit can be used with every size burner.

See the remote breakdown, the remote/ pilot kit compatibility chart and the pilot kit/ burner configuration compatibility chart below to determine which control system is right for you and your fireplace.

Also, you can click here for detailed Peterson pilot kit and control information, including installation instructions.

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Basic Variable Remote/ Transmitter Kit

(VR-1A)
Remote "On/Off" Control
Flame Height Control


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Deluxe Variable Remote/ Transmitter Kit

(VR-2A)
Remote "On/Off" Control
Flame Height Control
Thermostatic Control
Clock (Hrs./Mins.)
Room Temperature


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Deluxe "On/Off" Remote/Transmitter Kit

(RR-2A)
Remote "On/Off" Control
Thermostatic Control
Clock (Hours/Minutes)
Room Temperature


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Basic "On/Off" Remote/Transmitter Kit

(RR-1A)
Remote "On/Off" Control RR-1A / RR-2A


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Peterson's Remote Control Compatibility Chart

Burner/Valve System RR-1A RR-2A VR-1A VR-A2 PC-105 RUS-1 RVF-1 WC-105 Wall Switches
WS-1 WS-2 WS-3
APK-10 x x x x x x x
APK-11 x x x x x x x
17 Series x x x x
01 Series x x x x x x x
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Valve/Burner Compatibility Chart

Control Burner Size
Model Number G4 & G45 Standard G45-2 Standard G4 See-Thru
SPK-20/21 & SPK-26 12" - 36" 18" - 30" 12" - 18"
SPK-20/21 & SPK-26P 12" - 60" 18" - 30" 12" - 60"
APK-10 & APK-10P 12" - 60" 18" - 30" 12" - 60"
APK-11 12" - 30" 18" 12" - 16"
APK-11P 12" - 60" 18" - 30" 12" - 30"
APK-15 12" - 30" 18" - 30" 12" - 16"
APK-15P 12" - 60" 18" - 30" 12" - 30"
APK-17 12" - 36" 18" - 30" 12" - 18"
APK-17P 12" - 60" 18" - 30" 12" - 60"
EPK-1 12" - 30" 18" - 30" 12" - 16"
EPK-1P 12" - 60" 18" - 30" 12" - 30"
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