[amsat-bb] Re: G5500 Elevation Rotator Short Circuit?

Clive Wallis list1 at g3cwv.co.uk
Sun Oct 16 04:52:05 PDT 2011

Thanks Tim.

I'm not aware of any problems with my controller or computer. I notice 
that there are micro switches to protect against over-run, and wonder 
why these didn't protect the motor, if one of the circuits had stuck on.

BTW  have there been any improvements with the sealing against rain 
water on this model? It seems better than the previous model, in this 

73    Clive    G3CWV

On 13/10/2011 21:46, Tim Cunningham wrote:
> All of the failures were specifically attributed to either a stuck relay
> in the control box, a manual switch sticking (not releasing) on the
> front rotor control panel, and a software or computer crash that
> continued to drive one of the up, down, left, or right control lines.
> 73,
> Tim - N8DEU
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Clive Wallis"
> To: "amsat" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2011 11:50 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: G5500 Elevation Rotator Short Circuit?
> Many thanks Tim for your comments. From what you've said it sounds like
> a faulty motor. In the ones you've repaired have you been able to
> determine the cause of motor over heating?
> The problems I've had in the past have always been due to water getting
> into the units.
> 73 Clive G3CWV
> Hitchin, North Hertfordshire, UK

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