Ditto. Works fine doing it this way. Closer tot eh rotor the better for the
motor start cap. Plus you get to double up two wires. It's a win-win.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Mike Gilmer, N2MG
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 14:05
Subject: [Towertalk] T2X Start cap at tower base?
<< 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.
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