Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Efector Anchor Chain Counter Sensor
Andrew & Kate Lamb
Many thanks indeed – much appreciated – I am glad that I asked the forum before guddling about with the wiring - I do hope it is simply me being an idiot and not reading the manual or a blown fuse. I will find out in 3 weeks when I am next back at the boat!
Canet en Roussillion, France
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Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Efector Anchor Chain Counter Sensor
When our sensor failed it would report all sorts of false readings and with the anchor up and secured, it would start counting up or down.
The anchor counter operates with 12 volts supplied by one of the three 24v to 12v SAILOR converters below the nav table, inside the right hand door. I believe it is the same converter that supplies 12V to the cigarette lighter. This is the converter market "PERMANENT." There is an ON/OFF toggle switch and extra fuses on the converter. If you plug something with too many amps into the cigarette lighter, or the 12VDC socket at the nav station, you will blow a fuse.
I would check that first if you have recently used this 12VDC power for somethng.
If not, read the following:
The anchor chain system can be powered off by pressing the reset button for 7 seconds.
The Reset button functions are:
It is possible to accidentally turn it OFF when trying to reset the counter to zero.
I hope this helps you.