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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-05-2020, 13:56
Replies: 16
Views: 3,488
Posted By 44kebeck
Re: 2 wire vs 3 wire windlass

I'm not a fan of foot switches either.

I've been looking into this further and now understand that the 3 terminal motor is a series wound motor.

"With a series wound motor, the field coils are...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 14-05-2020, 17:41
Replies: 16
Views: 3,488
Posted By 44kebeck
Re: 2 wire vs 3 wire windlass

That's what I was thinking - simplifies the switching. Allows for 2 simple SPST foot switches if you aren't using solenoids.


So electro mechanically there is no advantage one over the other...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 14-05-2020, 15:04
Replies: 16
Views: 3,488
Posted By 44kebeck
Re: 2 wire vs 3 wire windlass

I googled it too and found all the diagrams but nothing that explained the internals of a 2 vs 3 wire motor.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 14-05-2020, 13:41
Replies: 16
Views: 3,488
Posted By 44kebeck
2 wire vs 3 wire windlass

I have an older Lofrans windlass with 3 terminals. (neg, pos up, pos down)

Since most DC motors reverse by switching polarity, I'm curious about what's going on inside the Lofrans motor. (separate...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 27-08-2018, 19:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,439
Posted By 44kebeck
Re: Best Chain for this gypsy

From my brief research, I agree, there are small differences in the various 10mm/ 3/8," chains. I am hoping someone has the same gypsy with the M10 marking and can tell me what they're using.
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Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 27-08-2018, 19:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,439
Posted By 44kebeck
Best Chain for this gypsy

This gypsy is from an older Lofrans Calypso. I guess the proper chain would be DIN766 but I think 3/8" HT chain would work as well.

Does anyone have any experience with this gypsy?
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 03-03-2013, 12:01
Replies: 4
Views: 1,464
Posted By 44kebeck
Holding tank pump-out hose size

I am re-plumbing my holding tank and have a question. If the tank is being fed by a macerator toilet, could I get away with 1" hose to a reducer at the deck pump-out fitting?

It would be easier...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-01-2013, 21:28
Replies: 7
Views: 2,202
Posted By 44kebeck
Re: Windlass switch repair/lube

Thanks for the corrosionX advice - looks like good stuff. And the "counter intuitive" thing too, dielectric grease makes more sense to me now.

44Q
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-01-2013, 19:33
Replies: 7
Views: 2,202
Posted By 44kebeck
Windlass Switch Repair / Lube

I was told in advance on my newly purchased boat that the windlass wasn't working. It turned out the foot switch was the problem. I cleaned the heavily oxidized copper contacts back to shiny and it...
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-06-2008, 13:58
Replies: 16
Views: 3,196
Posted By 44kebeck
You might want to wait and take a look at the EEE...

You might want to wait and take a look at the EEE PC 901 which was just announced. It has a 9" screen and uses the new Intel Atom processor which promises even longer battery life. To me, light...
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