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European and most of the TVs made for the rest of the world do not work in the USA. When the USA changed to HD it adopted a format of ATSC broadcasting and therefore you need a TV with an ATSC tuner. Europe uses a DVB-T format. This is most likely the turner you have in your TV.
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Super Maramu 2000
Currently cruising: Tampa Bay for hurricane season
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2016 12:54 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Adapter for European tv to use in US
We ordered the Samsung Smart tv on our new 55. It worked well in La Rochelle but gets no tv signal in US despite a large antenna.
What kind of adapter or converter box will make it work?
Yes Andrew, you have the bow-thruster located in a watertight compartment, not allowing a watertight duct for the cables, but I think on Kent's (and most probably on all the SMs that don't have a watertight bow-thruster compartment) the solenoids are below the berth.
Kent will tell us what he finds...
Not on our SM - they are in the bow thruster compartment high up on the port side bolted to the side wall.
In an SM, the bow-thruster solenoid switches are located at the front of the portside berth, under the berth board, behind a protection piece of plywood.
I think I know where it is, but I can't get there right now to verify it...Andrew, would you explain the location.
On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 11:45 AM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
Where is the bow thruster solenoid?
I know of one other owner who had the same problem with their bow thruster motor. They had Amel in Martinique ship the motor to Amel La Rochelle, who shipped it to some unknown place for rebuild. The total cost was between 3,000 and 4,000 Euros!
When you have a chance please share your information, because even though it is located in Perpignan, France, it may be a solution for boats located elsewhere.
It is interesting that he suggested a possible cause might be the bow thruster solenoid switch. I had not considered that too much resistance in the solenoid would cause damage to the motor and communicator, but I now understand how it could. I do not know the specs of the thruster relay on a SM. I can't get to mine right now and will look later. I suspect that I will find some numbers on it that I will search.
Regarding your batteries, the y can be checked for internal shorts and load-checked. I am sure that you know that most battery suppliers will provide this service.
On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
So I managed to find a local motor engineering workshop near Perpignan that specialise in repairing and reconditioning motors (lift motors, wind generators, etc) they have completely rebuilt the main bow thruster motor including changing the commutator the whole unit looks brand new now! He strongly advised me to also change the boat batteries and bow thruster relay to eliminate all possible causes of the problem. Does anyone know the specifications of the main bow thruster motor relay?