Re: [Amel] low pressure water maker pump for a 160 L/H

Ian Shepherd

Hi John,

I am getting close to running out of adjustment of the pressure setting
knob on my 160 l/h. Filters are new but I can only just bring the
pressure into the green band. It may be due to the very warm sea
temperatures at present, but I am wondering it it also may be due to
high pressure pump wear? The oil is changed every 200 hours. Total hours
are around 500.

Any thoughts?

Ian Shepherd SM 414 Crusader Built 2003

On 27/07/2012 13:48, Anne and John Hollamby wrote:

The Email address for Martin is desaladoratyahoo .es as I see that
Yahoo cut it short in my message. John, SM319

From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] low pressure water maker pump for a 160 L/H

Kilkea II,

The capacitor on BeBe's 160l Dessalator Low Pressure pump is rated at
12.5 microfarads (&#956;F or MFD). The voltage should be 460 to 500
volts. You will need a pigtail from the capacitor of about 6" to 8".
If you cannot get one that attaches like the original (nut threaded to
the end of the cap), you can wire-tie the cap to the motor housing.

Be sure to attach the wires to the same terminals on the motor as the
original cap. There is no polarity of the capacitor wires, but if you
wire it to the wrong terminals, it may cause the generator to stall.

Hope this helps,

BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Turkey

--- In, "Anne and John
Hollamby" <annejohnholl@...> wrote:

I do not know owing to the strange habit of either Amel or
Dessalador of painting the capacitors so it is impossible to see what
size they are.
I suggest that you Email Martin de Jong who is their agent in Spain
and ask him. He is incredibly helpful and prompt in replying about any
problem relating to their watermakers. desalador@... I do know that
the capacitors on the high pressure motor are 30mfd each and 7cms x
4.5cms as a techie replaced them with ones 14 cms long and these made
the genset stall. Luckily I had kept the old ones!

Good starts, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM 319, Sicily

From: kilkea_2
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 1:54 PM
Subject: [Amel] low pressure water maker pump for a 160 L/H

Hello we are in need of a capacitor/condensor but do not have the
specs and apparently it is important to have the right one. If anyone
know the specs of the capacitor would you please let us know.
Kilkea II #466

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