Re: [Amel] Autohelm 7000 low battery

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>

I would also check the voltage at the connection for the control head at the
course computer. It should be 12 volts.

Only the drive motor works on 24 volts, the clutch is also 12 volts.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Diane Nielsen
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 12:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Autohelm 7000 low battery

Thank you for all of the suggestions. We

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...
<> > wrote:

First, check the voltage at the 24 volt bus near the course computer.
Assuming that you have good voltage at that point, I can almost guaranty
that the following will work.

Next, buy some CorrosionX. Place a very small amount in a small container.
Using a small brush, coat all of the wire contact points where a wire,
connector, or a clip joins either the course computer, the drive, and the
control head. If a Raymarine Seatalk connector is used at the control head,
remove it and coat the pins and the inside of the receptacle.

This stuff is amazing. I have used it on wiring connections, computers,
everything. It is a private company that produces CorrosionX for Aviation
and Marine solutions. It is not flammable. If you
have to ship it via air, buy the trigger bottle, because the aerosol will be
considered dangerous.

I do not have any connection with this company...if it were a public
company, I would buy stock!

Let me know if it works for far I am batting 1000 in situations
like you described.


s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Malaysia

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