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Old 11-02-2013, 02:57   #1
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How hot your Quick 1500 motor is in 5 minutes idle run?

bought on ebay, was to hot to tuch after 30 sec idle runing. Aft reasembly with spacers, motor is to hot to tuch after 5 min idle run. Is it normal/accetible?
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:51   #2
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Re: How hot your Quick 1500 motor is in 5 minutes idle run?

That does sound way too hot.
Is it one of the Quick windlasses with the motor encased in plastic?

I installed a new windlass about 12months and also installed some fan cooling as I feel it should help in those a rare situations where continuous operation near the maximum limit are required.

I did some comparison testing, so I have some ideal of the normal temperatures. The fan kept the motor cooler (a Muir 3500), but at no stage even without the fan was it too hot touch.
I would try and trace the problem. Only think about the fan cooling as a bonus when its running like it should do.

Check the voltages at the poles, with the motor running. It possible the voltage is way too low.
Can you turn the gypsy manually ? There may be some binding in the gearbox.
It would also be worth measuring the no load current reading (with a clamp on multimeter, or your battery monitor), and compare this to to others with a similar sized windlass.
If there is a problem it should be drawing considerably more current.
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Re: How hot your Quick 1500 motor is in 5 minutes idle run?

Thanks Nolex,
Gear box and gipsy I was able to spin by hand before I'd instaled seals.
With seals instaled I was able to turn it with help of wide screw driver.
Filled up with automotive g/box oil about 3/4 hight of g/box. Hoppe it is not motor problem as test leads are 25 cm long for neg and 60 cm for positive and remind cold. Motor was running by itself/not mechanicaly conected for about 20 min with no sign of over heating. When I'll get back home I'll try again.
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Hi to all following this thread. After installation of 3mm gasket between motor and g/box, motor does not even warming up. My winch is ready for installation. It will be powered from separate battery with VSR and welding leads as emergency bypass to house bank.
Fair winds and foot of water under the keel.
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