Sorry- trying to post from my phone
and the first paragraph of my post got cut off somehow. It was supposed to read:
We are currently stuck in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas
, with a dead windlass and was hoping we could get some help and advice
. We have a lofrans
Progress II and an Imtra controller SPA-10700.
The windlass doesn't respond at all. The up/down switches seem to be working and when pushed we can here an audible click within the Imtra controller. We also have voltage at the windlass terminal posts when a button is pushed. I would suppose this would indicate an issue with the windlass itself, except for one thing I'm noticing with the controller- but not knowing exactly how the controller works makes me wonder if its normal. What we see us that when I measure voltage between the center post of the controller and one of the side posts, I get voltage (12.1 V) when either the up OR the down switch is pushed. I would have expected voltage only when one of the switches was engaged (meaning one switch controls one post and one switch controls the other)- but again, this may be normal operation. If I take voltage from center to the other post I see the same voltage when engaging either the up and down swiches, but this voltage is negative (the opposit) from the other post. Hopefully this makes sense and you can comment on whether this seems normal.