Hi Bill and Aty,
thank you for your swift response. You were right Bill. Two 30 mf
caps wired in parallel. All the markings had disappeared off mine so
your info and pictures allowed me to quickly visit a great little
shop down a back alley in Marmaris that had exactly what I needed.
The pump now runs faster and pressure is mid green band without the
knocking noise that was there before. It's been running for an hour
now with no signs of a shut down.
I had the old capacitors tested. One measured 20 mf and the other 24
mf, so I was about 27% down on capacity.
Aty I don't know why your capacitor sizes are so different. Maybe a
Now the cooling fan in the 100 amp battery charger has failed (not
for the first time) and the gas struts suddenly decided to give up,
so tomorrow is not a free day after all!
Bill I had brown tinted windows fitted to the dodger which look
really super and which are great to look out through. No need to
wear sunglasses any more. I also had a new cockpit bimini made which
is vastly better that the original design. The front frame was
extended 7 cms upwards allowing for a full width opening panel that
allows a great view of the sails plus allowing a great through
breeze that transforms the comfort level. You can actually stand at
the wheel whilst helming. It actually feels like sailing again!
I also bought a 650 VA UPS from MediaMarkt for just €41 which now
permits uninterrupted TV viewing when shutting down the genset and
going to inverter AC.
Ian Shepherd Amel SM2K 414 Crusader Marmaris Turkey
Does anyone please know the size of the two capacitors on
pressure AC pump motor fitted to the 160 l/h water maker?
My motor is
running very hot and after about 40 minutes the circuit
breaker trips. I
suspect the motor is running slow with reduced fan
cooling, as I only am
just able to reach the green range on the HP pressure
gauge. Maybe the
run capacitor needs changing.
Bill, maybe you know the size as I believe you have
changed most of your
Ian Shepherd Amel sm2K 414 Crusader Marmaris Turkey
Ian Shepherd SM2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus