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1. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: Dave_Hoaglin@abtassoc.com (Dave_Hoaglin@abtassoc.com)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 10:12:25 -0400
My Tailtwister rotator has gone on strike. It does not turn in either direction. Last week, after several days away, I tried to turn my antennas. After a sluggish start, which I attributed to a stick
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00083.html (8,448 bytes)

2. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: K7LXC@aol.com (K7LXC@aol.com)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 10:26:32 EDT
This usually turns out to be a bad motor starting capacitor. I don't know if there's anything special about it so I can't suggest any substitutes but maybe you could get one from the Rotor Doc or Nor
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00084.html (8,171 bytes)

3. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: mjwetzel@comcast.net (Mike Wetzel)
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 09:36:49 -0500
For real quick substitution you can get a similar one from Grainger if you have one locally. Mike W9RE
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00085.html (9,735 bytes)

4. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: stevek@jmr.com (Steve Katz)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 07:31:33 -0700
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00086.html (9,828 bytes)

5. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: kg5u@hal-pc.org (Dale L Martin)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 10:49:20 -0500
Replace the motor starting capacitor?
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00087.html (7,843 bytes)

6. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: kg5u@hal-pc.org (Dale L Martin)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 10:49:22 -0500
I heard/read/dreamed/made up somewhere that, in the absence of a replacement motor starting capacitor, a TEMPORARY motor starting capacitor substitution (for testing purposes only) can be made by put
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00088.html (10,133 bytes)

7. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: dick.green@valley.net (Dick Green)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 12:33:45 -0400
Dave, You might be experiencing the infamous Sticky Tailtwister problem. This is more common in cold weather, but has been known to happen in warmer weather. Before replacing anything, try rocking t
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00089.html (10,411 bytes)

8. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: stevek@jmr.com (Steve Katz)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 09:33:11 -0700
Okay, Dave! The Tail Twister manual recommends #16 ga minimum up to 100 feet, and #14 for longer runs, and I've found that advice to be very wise. If yours is more than 5 years old and has never had
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00090.html (9,715 bytes)

9. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: k2qmf@juno.com (k2qmf@juno.com)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 14:26:20 -0400
Yes, This works very well. I have done it many times to check out the internal cap. However, how I do it is to tie the two neg leads together and use the two positive leads to go across the terminals
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00094.html (12,434 bytes)

10. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: ve9aa@nbnet.nb.ca (Mike & Coreen Smith)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 15:27:28 -0300
Yes, you can stick two electrolytics together like that. Remember that the value will double if you parallel 2 identical caps together like that. GL replacement substitution that http://www.mscompute
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00095.html (11,752 bytes)

11. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: n2mg@eham.net (Mike Gilmer, N2MG)
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 11:51:27 -0700 (PDT)
In this case we are talking about putting 2 caps in series, so the total capacitance is halved (for identical caps). Mike N2MG ________________________________________________ PeoplePC: It's for peop
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00096.html (9,742 bytes)

12. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: stevek@jmr.com (Steve Katz)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 11:46:30 -0700
**Paralleling is what was described, or even what works. Making a non-polar cap out of two polarized ones involves wiring (two identical caps) in series, and then the resulting capacitance is one-ha
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00097.html (13,531 bytes)

13. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: kg5u@hal-pc.org (Dale L Martin)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 14:30:23 -0500
Okay...I give up.... I should have specified that this was a series circuit of two capacitors across the pins. My little parenthetical tried to indicate that I, in my old age, could not remember if i
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00099.html (9,749 bytes)

14. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: donhall@myriad.net (Don Hall)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 17:04:04 -0500
Dale, I have used this scheme for years with my Tailtwister. I use two 40mf 250 in parallel with another pair back to back. Each pair has a 1N4005 across it to short them on the reverse half of the c
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00101.html (8,656 bytes)

15. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: Mark <AA6DX@arrl.net> (Mark)
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 15:13:14 -0700
Why? Does not matter, but the practice is fine! I do things by habit, too.... It is AC .. does NOT matter.. pluskies or minusers...just back to back.. did it for years in speaker crossovers as well a
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00102.html (9,537 bytes)

16. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: shr@ricc.net (W0UN--John Brosnahan)
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 17:36:48 -0500
We are talking POLARIZED electrolytic caps here--it DOES matter. You can get away with it (sorta) with audio because the voltages typically are not that great--but they really need to be back to back
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00103.html (9,879 bytes)

17. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: ve7hcb@rac.ca (Chris BONDE)
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 16:02:33 -0700
I have never understood the polarization of an electrolytic capacitor. Does that mean they ack like diodes as well? Chris opr VE7HCB
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00104.html (10,994 bytes)

18. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: Mark <AA6DX@arrl.net> (Mark)
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 17:09:13 -0700
Well John .. I RE-iterate .. if you are using back to back caps, it does NOT matter if they are plus to plus or minus to minus -- my injection into discussion was NOT about whether it was a good engi
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00106.html (11,314 bytes)

19. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: Mark <AA6DX@arrl.net> (Mark)
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 17:15:31 -0700
Non-polarized fixed capacitor A non-polarized ("non polar") capacitor is a type of capacitor that has no implicit polarity -- it can be connected either way in a circuit. Ceramic, mica and some elect
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00107.html (13,598 bytes)

20. [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn. (score: 1)
Author: n4kg@juno.com (n4kg@juno.com)
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 13:23:53 -0600
The recommended / described use of electrolytic capacitors for replacing an AC motor start capacitor is a SERIES connection so the effective capacitance is HALF (unless the reverse biased side acts a
/archives//html/Towertalk/2002-08/msg00108.html (10,193 bytes)


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