Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Problems hooking up new Bamar EJF 1.0 to new Boxtron E14s Any help

Porter McRoberts


Thank you very much for the thoughtful follow up.
i did get it sorted out.  Essentially doing what you suggested. 
The genoa-Foc switch at the helm runs through the thermal cut off switch in the motor.  This is quite different from the trinket: we simply bypassed the thermal cutoff.  
There is such minimal load there anyway.

They are working now: fast, quiet, and the biggest change: reliable.

Thanks again!


Porter McRoberts
S/V Ibis: Amel 54-#152
Ft. Lauderdale

On Nov 9, 2017, at 5:33 PM, Bob Hodgins bobh@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I am sorry for the delay in responding. I did replace my Boxtron 
controllers with the new E14, and I had to figure it out myself. I still 
have the older belt drive furlers that are working fine, so I can not be 
certain about the new furlers, but the E14 is likely the same. What I 
found by studying the wiring diagrams is that the original design of the 
switches at the helm, for turning on the Boxtron controllers, provides 
24 volt power to the Boxtron. The new E14 does not need power, you just 
need to make contact between two terminals. I am not currently on the 
boat, so I can not tell you the terminal numbers, but it should be 
apparent when you look at the box, or at the wiring diagram. I do 
remember that there are three terminals in the E14, the center one, and 
two adjacent ones. shorting (or connecting) the center to either side 
runs the unit one direction and the other. To solve the problem, I 
installed a small relay right inside the E14. (or maybe it was 2 relays) 
I had spares on board of the little relays that are used in the bow 
thruster up/down circuit. I connected the 24v power from the helm switch 
to close the relay, and connected the E14 terminals to the contacts of 
the relay. It was a simple fix and if you are using an experienced 
marine electrician he should of been able to sort that for you. I will 
be back aboard Gallivant next week, and could provide you with more 
detailed info if needed.
Bob Hodgins
Amel 54 #31

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