Re: Starting Capacitor size for a 220v, 50Hz 2.5 kw water maker high pressure motor
Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
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We met at the sailing club at Phare Bleu. You need to speak to Stuart, contact him on Iguana on VHF 68.
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jose Venegas via groups.io
Sent: 25 May 2020 15:04
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Starting Capacitor size for a 220v, 50Hz 2.5 kw water maker high pressure motor
Unfortunately, the exercise did not go well and, in spite of having proper oil in the system and water circling around, after a few minutes there was a change in sound accompanied by smoke and, after immediately turning off the power the motor seized. So it seems that this is the end of the road for this motor. After opening the motor I noticed some burnt wires (those holding the electric wiring) and realized that the high-pressure pump bearing was shared by the motor, which means I cannot take the motor alone to a shop for possible repair but will have to be the full assembly.
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98