Actuator/Reed sensor issue

Chr0nik

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Hi,

A couple of weeks ago, the reed sensor of the Geotrack actuator I've been using went t*ts up and isn't working anymore and I purchased a new one from Satellite Superstore on the 20th December and it still has not arrived. After a long wait and chasing up SSS and the post office, I'm wondering if I can use the reed sensor from another motor that isn't Geotrack and whether I can use something like these ones to replace the faulty one.

I would really like to get this fixed asap as I haven't been able to play around with the dish as it's currently parked on 0.8w.

Thanks.
 

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Yes, should be okay :)
 

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You can always move a four wire actuator without a sensor, though it will be trial to get it on station.

Are you sure you haven't crossed a pair of wires ?
 

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You can always move a four wire actuator without a sensor, though it will be trial to get it on station.

Are you sure you haven't crossed a pair of wires ?

It does move but only a bit and then it stops each time. I've tried to test the "faulty" one on the other motor that I have and it does the same.
 

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Then you can move the dish, albeit slowly.

Disconnect the outside cable from the sensor ports and replace with two short bits of wire and a morse key or light switch, and operate when you give the East/west command.
 
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