That quote is a funny one too....because in the Tailtwister the brake relay and
the motor are in series. So,
doubling up on the wires benefits both the relay function and the rotor if
there is any benefit to be had.
"Mike Gilmer, N2MG" wrote:
> Sure you could leave the cap in the control head and leave it wired up -
> if you have another cap. If you are going through all of this, it
> might be worth it to employ a another (new) cap rather than taking your
> control unit apart. So you *do* have, in theory, two caps...which you
> *could* wire in parallel...
> However, what you missed is, and I quote from below, if you tower-mount
> the starter cap and you disconnect the starter-cap wires from the
> control box...
> > > ...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
> The following message was sent by David Jordan <email@example.com> on Wed, 14
> Aug 2002 14:45:58 -0400.
> > Why are folks disconnecting the cap inside the control head? twice the
> > capacitance isn't going to hurt
> > anything as best I can tell. On air-conditioners when they install a
> > start-up kit they are simply
> > installing a second capacitor in parallel with the factor motor start
> > capacitor. What am I missing
> > here?
> > thanks,
> > dave
> > wa3gin
> > "Mike Gilmer, N2MG" wrote:
> > > 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
> > > base.>>
> > >
> > > 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