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By chain counter “hot” I hope that you mean just powered, and not hot to the touch. Bill Rouse suggests a way to turn it off, we also have the older version, I was unaware of that function. That said, we do have a toggle switch in the compartment above the galley sink which controls the chain counter power. Not sure if it was factory installed, I suspect not. But a good idea nevertheless. Also, my memory is that at least one wire goes to the joystick control for the windlass.
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On Jul 20, 2021, at 7:01 PM, william reynolds <sail23692@...
Does anyone have a good wiring schematic for the original Pochon Chain counter. I have the factory drawings which are not decipherable even if you read French.
I have 3 cables coming to the panel instrument and 2 of these go to a box above the sink labeled "Chain counter". .In this box is a terminal strip which connects the two cables from the panel and also there are 3 smaller cables with 3 wires each. which connect in some form to the larger cables. One of these smaller cables comes from the constant power supply and one from the counter on the windless. I can ring out the windless sensor and power supply but what the other cables are is a mystery.
The chain counter is hot all the time when then the power supply is on. This is a bad idea. Having a hot wire in the windless when you are underway and salt spray is flying is inviting corrosion. Needs a dedicated off/of switch.
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