Rick Karlquist wrote:
> Tod -ID wrote:
>> Isn't the time delay pluggable? There is too much snow between me and the
>> tower base to want to check personally, but I would certainly hope it is
>> easy to change if needed.
> Yes, it is pluggable. It will be interesting to see how
> "responsive" UST is if I try to order a replacement relay :-)
It's likely a standard P&B or other regular relay that should be widely
>> I had assumed that the time delay was to let any 'wind down' of the
>> winch/motor assembly to happen before the motor tries to move things in a
>> different direction. Although the rate at which everything is moving seems
>> pretty slow I suppose there is something in the system with just enough
>> inertia to put a serious load on the motor when it is trying to run in a
>> different direction.
>> To me the fact that your motor stalls when you change direction is indeed
>> 'clue'. One should allow things to stop moving before changing directions
> I can understand a situation where the motor is still moving in
> one direction and you try to go the other direction. But what
> I am seeing is that the motor has stopped moving and I am merely
> trying to start up again in original direction (IE, going up, stop,
> then going up again). The time delay evidentally prevents the
> motor from stalling in this case, but I don't understand why it
> would stall in the first place.
> I'll plan on replacing the relay if diddling the time delay adjustment
> pot does not bring it back.
> Rick N6RK
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