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Old 13-07-2014, 14:31   #76
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Re: How Hard is it to Install a Water Maker?

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When your system is running in "auto" mode try pushing the "Stop" button on your MPC control panel and hold it down for 5 seconds.
Will try that next time and see what happens.

VSD stands for "Variable Speed ???" ?
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Will try that next time and see what happens.

VSD stands for "Variable Speed ???" ?

I use that term loosely but more accurately a motor speed controller or pulse switching module. This allows your system to be run in a "HIGH" or "LOW" mode. The soft starting capabilities allow you to start a larger watermaker on a smaller power load without overloading circuits or a generator. Coupled with a mag drive feed pump these motors are practically bullet proof and do not rely on the line protection device to trip before over amping the motor. In the rare case the feed pump locks up the motor and system are protected. The Catalina has had a lot of improvementrs made over the years and it's a bit tough for me to know exactly what you have. You are welcome to take a pic inside the feed pump module and send it to me, that would help a lot in suggesting anything.
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Re: How Hard is it to Install a Water Maker?

Not at the boat now, but pretty certain there is no speed control circuit in the feed pump module, but will check when I return in a few weeks. The feed pump and module are still original from 2004.
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