Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator/Shorepower Transfer Switch


Mark Erdos
 

Thank you Olivier. I will be sure to add this to maintenance file once I get a new part.



I have determined the Telemecanique Contactor LC1 D25008 M7 40A used by Amel is no longer manufactured. I am hopeful Amel can suggest a replacement part.







With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Location: Fernandina Beach FL





From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator/Shorepower Transfer Switch





Good evening Mark,



fire hazard is always a concern and preventive actions are sometimes the best way to fight a (potential) fire.

Concerning the solenoid switch that changes the source (shore or genset) of AC power that feeds the vessel, its connections (Inside the box) should be checked frequently (once a year, or before a voyage).

If the connections are loose, the contact area is reduced and the amperage has to go through a smaller "channel", leading to warming up, possibly melting the rubber sleeve of the wire that will eventually burn...

Why do the connections come loose? Because of vibrations in the environment (genset, main engine, blowers...) but also further away (rigging, sails).

To prevent the connection screws to get loose, you may apply a drop of nails varnish on the top of each screw. Don't use Loctite on the threads.



Good luck.



Olivier.





On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:25 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:





Good morning Mark,

Sorry to read about your fire… hopefully nothing too serious, and I think we will all want to check the connectors.
What do you think caused the wire to melt?

I just search for “Télémécanique” on google.fr (france),
In 1988 it became past of Schneider Electric.
I could not find the part 3782180161 in their web site http://www.schneider-electric.fr
May be Olivier will know more about this very specific part…
Wish I could help more… Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Wed, 6/17/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator/Shorepower Transfer Switch
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 9:05 AM












We have experienced a small
electrical fire in the electrical box containing the
transfer switch from what appears to be a corroded
connection. I need a replacement switch (see pic). Does
anyone have a source or part number for this? (I do have a
email into Amel and am awaiting a reply). https://www.dropbox.com/s/kxfkvs6hth8g7nr/DSCN1298.JPG?dl=0 With best regards, Mark Super Maramu 2000Hull #275www.creampuff.us Location: Fernadina Beach
FL









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