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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 01:20 PM

I've had this old C-Band Satellite Actuator for over 10 years, waiting for the best place to use it. Originally for a 10' solid aluminum dish, it was designed to work on 36 volts, but works just fine on 12. At 110:1 worm gear reduction, I doubt I'll run out of power either.

Because of the existing coupler on the motor output, I didn't need to do anything but drill and tap a couple of holes in the plate I mounted it to and a little wiring. If I get spare time, I will clean up the edges & paint it, also shorten the mount plate (left it long so I can devise a cover for the motor at some point.

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Total cost of this project $0.00 :dancingbanana:
It's all "Stuff" I've had laying around. :thumbs:

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 02:33 PM

That pretty neat. Glad you got it working. A big thank you to the helper.

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 03:54 PM

Great addition to your snow blower, Alan, glad it worked out.

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 04:45 PM

Looks like a great addition to the snowblower! Nice work! Tell the helper that she did a fantastic job!

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 04:57 PM

Great Addition to the snow blower Alan!

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 05:49 PM

Its a very handy thing to have.Once you start using the electric one you'll think to yourself .self why didn't I do this years ago.Looks good and looks like it'll work just fine.Good job. Larry

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 05:56 PM

Nice setup makes me want one for the EGT200, wonder how fast it would be running at 36volts.

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 06:32 PM

Good job and the cost was right on. Good to see you have a helper too.

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 06:44 PM

...wonder how fast it would be running at 36volts.


About 3 times as fast :D (sorry Doug)

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 06:48 PM

About 3 times as fast :D (sorry Doug)


Video demonstration at 36volts :D and I still like it.

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 06:50 PM

Did you guys have the old C Band systems up there?

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 06:53 PM

Did you guys have the old C Band systems up there?


I don't know, I'm sure I could find something similar to yours and make it work.
The lift motor they used on the early Elec-Traks was a GM power window motor running at 18volts.
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Posted December 26, 2011 - 07:19 PM

good job, my 75 power king has a blower made from the same company(dont remember the name right now) i wanted to put a motor on it if i ever decide to use it. i was thinking of using a motor from windshield wipers on a car, do you think that would work?

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 07:22 PM

good job, my 75 power king has a blower made from the same company(dont remember the name right now) i wanted to put a motor on it if i ever decide to use it. i was thinking of using a motor from windshield wipers on a car, do you think that would work?


Someone else did that here & it seemed to work well. I just happened to have the other motor around.

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Posted December 26, 2011 - 08:39 PM

What a fantastic job Alan. Thanks for the pics and video. Now that I'm retired you will have to help me find projects in that same price range. Good work.




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