I have had a unusable auto pilot for several months couldnt get past the Raymarine
dockside calibration since fitting new brushes
to my Cetrek drive motor
. I pulled the course computer out & it tested fine. Finally checked the new brushes
. They had a resistance of 2.3 Ohms sounded a bit high for a DC motor
. After speaking with 2 Electrical
engineers in the motor buisness one from Sulzer i knew i was onto something. I had a set of copper carbon brushes made by Cortell Carbon in Brisbane
. Fitted them today now the drive motor has heaps of power . Dockside calibration complete we are back in Buisnes. Now to get a refund the Sydney
company charged me $ 500 for 2 sets of brushes that didnt work
. The Brisbane
company charged me $99 for the same & made them in under 24 hours. So brushes aint brushes make sure if your replacing them that they match the material & resistance.
Its going to be so nice to have George the auto back on the crew lol.