Originally Posted by psneeld
Think you need 4 solenoids....can't transfer the diagram on this pad but there are many diagrams on the web....just punch in windlass solenoid and see what pops up....that's how I found my diagram.
Depends do on the windlass though....mine is 2 wire...maybe the 3 wire windlasses only need 2 solenoids.
yes, With a standard DC motor you would need four sets of contacts.
These could be combined into twopower relays with two contacts per relay.
You would also want to use either a sepparate relay or a set of auxillary contacts to prevent inadvertant operation of both the up and the down functions at the same time.
If you think about it, inadvertant operation of the up and the down at the same time would represent a dead short between battery and ground, not a good thing.