Technomate motor wiring

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I have just installed a new system and I am ready to connect the motor (Jaeger 128) to the receiver (Technomate TM-5500 DAPCI). I am unsure were to connect the wires, do I:

connect motor to MOTOR A + GND and
connect sensor to SENSOR + GND

Manual does not seem very clear.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks
 

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Motor main wires to the + and - ve

Sensor to sensor and ground

Dont get them mixed up
 

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Ive not heard of this type of set up on a motor drive. If the earth is common for the acturator the receiver would have to have a +36V and a -ve 36 volt rail to allow two way drive movement.

Anyone else know this receiver
 

Grayarea

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#5
The Technomate uses the following

Top two are motor teminals, the bottom two are sensor. Looking at the reciever from behind you will see;

TOP
x x <- Motor
x x <- Sensor
BOTTOM

The motor drives in two directions so there is no nominal + and -.

As stated do not wire the sensor to the motor terminals or you will blow your reed sensor!

Grayarea.

PS you have a 50% chance of wiring the motor back to front, check drive direction after connection and if it goes west when you hold down east, turn off the reciever and swap the motor wires around.
 
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Many thanks Guys

I have it moving beautifully east to west!

Just need to adjust my arc, the instructions I recieved say adjust motor elevation to 34°, but according to www.satsig.net I should have it at 53.05° and 6.84° of dish offset tilt for my latitude of 52.395 (Solihull). any ideas which is correct

Thanks

Trog
 

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Assuming you are using a sat meter, then point the dish to South and move up/down until the Southern sat shows on your meter, they usually show up over a few degrees so it is not very difficult.

I would say that the latter figure sounds about right, I live near 53 degrees and my mount is in the mid fourties elevation.

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