> I don't know what the factory settings are - probably a bunch
> of delay to keep "amateur" owners out of trouble. Set them anywhere
> you want; I'd suggest a long delay and then turning it down until
> you have a delay you can live with.
Note, the delay is a safety measure to prevent the tower from
"running away." A single phase motor will continue to run in
the current direction it any time power is applied. Because of
this, it is necessary to make sure the motor is completely
stopped when reversing operation so the capacitor/start winding
can "kick" it in the correct direction.
When setting the delay you want to err on the long side ...
... Joe, W4TV
On 8/30/2010 4:43 PM, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 8/30/2010 12:01:23 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> I am new to this group and hope this is an appropriate question. I
> an HDX-555 from a ham's widow and have had a problem with the time delay
> relays that control the motor drive. I wish to replace the two plug-in
> relays in the control box and have substitutes on hand but am not certain
> what the settings should be. The range is .1 to 10 seconds. Does anyone
> what settings I should select and if so, should they be the same in both
> relays or different from the left to the right one as I face the box?
>> The relays are the Dayton 8-pin 5X828f solid state. A small knob on
> sets the timing.
> I don't know what the factory settings are - probably a bunch of delay
> to keep "amateur" owners out of trouble. Set them anywhere you want; I'd
> suggest a long delay and then turning it down until you have a delay you can
> live with. It's really a safety feature to keep fingers, etc. out of
> harm's way when you hit the switch.
> Steve K7LXC
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