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[Towertalk] T2X Start cap at tower base?

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Subject: [Towertalk] T2X Start cap at tower base?
From: (Mike Gilmer, N2MG)
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 15:04:38 -0300
K1UO wrote:

<< I notice from the T2X schematic that the start cap is across pins 4 
and 8 of the connectors.  If I cut the rotor cable about 5 ft up from 
the base of the tower and put the start cap and weatherproof housing 
there will I notice any difference in T2X start operation?
Has anyone already tried this?  I can leave the other start cap in the
control head and just insulate those particular leads out at the tower

Closer is better - many folks split the difference (between mounting 
right at the rotator - where it belongs - and leaving it in the control 
box - where CDE put it) and mount the cap at the bottom of the tower 
where it's accessible. Leave the start cap in the controller and just 
disconnect the wires on 4 and 8.

Since you then have two "spare" wires from control box to tower base, 
you can then double up the the heavy (brake/motor) wires on 1 and 2 for 
some more benefit.

Mike N2MG

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