2020 Ronstan Sailboat Hardware Catalogue - Flipbook - Page 263
Compact Motor™, Variable Speed Electric
Andersen Compact Motor™ electric winches allow you to hoist and trim sails at
the push of a button regardless of physical strength, so any crew member can
easily and safely trim sails and control lines.
Ease of installation
The Andersen Compact Motor™ electric winch is available in two formats for either Above
Deck or Below Deck motor placement. Motor gearbox and controller are integrated into one
compact unit with no extra control box necessary. Simplified electrical installation requires
just the connection of positive and negative power cables to the motor terminals and the
connection of the push button using the included output cable.
Efficient, variable speed
The Andersen Compact Motor™ is a brushless DC motor carefully matched to a low profile
planetary gearbox which requires less space for installation and draws considerably less
current than traditional motor/gearbox configurations. Available in 12 volt and 24 volt
models, Compact Motor™ electric winches operate at variable speed in proportion to the
pressure applied to the push button for smooth and quiet operation.
Illuminated “intelligent” push button
Compact Motor™ winches are supplied with a push button with integrated LED which
illuminates when power is applied to the system. The push button incorporates a hinged
safety cover to prevent inadvertent winch operation and is water resistant rated to IP67.
The push button also acts with the controller to to assist with trouble shooting, by flashing
in the event of overload or where other system protection intervention occurs. A cable for
connection of the push button is included for convenient installation.
Integrated overload protection – The controller is pre-set to stop the winch if the maximum
pull load is exceeded. Operation can resume within a few seconds when the load returns
below the limit.
Thermal overload protection – The motor is fitted with a thermal cutout that disables the
motor in case of overheating; it automatically resets after the temperature returns to normal.
Two speed manual operation is always available as a backup; to winch beyond the pre-set
maximum pull load (but below the winch MWL) or just for the experience.