Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
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Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Genoa
From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 22 May 2017 17:54:08
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
The cause is most likely that the chain counter sensor needs replacing. You will need an IB5076 Chain Counter Sensor made by IFM Electronic http://www.ifm.com/
On the Amel Owners Group website https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/info
Take a look at these photos: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/search/photos?query=chain%20counter#zax/albums_1505487095
And this file: https://xa.yimg.com/df/amelyachtowners/IB5076+-+IFM+Electronics+Chain+Counter.webarchive?token=bWprGzWfphxzQVzUZnd5AJoOqJqbrVYomUYg_yO6WtXwgmxK-mRyfOgRcNCAKenKsCJUNyDWw94f-GhWCX3lN7zh85ikhF5GJPGdvQxbkacQWrEuzd4CVX3e6YOWePps0DUVoKUxJb2iQ9xFm8uHqgyKwpW1DN8t6btiwMjIHTEAWtq-IGxulxpCpBZKJbOBQDp889gG06M&type=download
Unfortunately, you probably cannot find an IB5076, but can find an IB5124 which is identical to the original except it is a two wire unit that has wire terminals rather than a cable for connection. I have successfully installed an IB5124 instead of the IB5076 leaving 1 or the 3 wires disconnected. I left the brown wire disconnected and it works perfectly.
The original 3 wires were brown, black and blue. To install the 2 wire sensor:
1. Cap off the brown and do not use.
2. Connect the blue (negative) wire to terminal labeled 2/4
3. Connect the black (pos) wire to the terminal marked 1/3.
4. Secure all with a couple of spots of silicone
Note: The clearance between the "button" on the rope sheave and the IB5124 should be about 8-10 mm