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  1. #1
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    Default Lewmar Chain Counter Sensor & Magnet Kit Compatibility

    Gents, does anyone know if other brands of chain/rode counter sensors and magnets will work with Lewmar? My chain counter is 2007 (part #68000600) isn't counting so I ordered a new kit from Lewmar. The problem is that the kit didn't come with the plastic sleeve that the sensor or reed switch slides into. I destroyed that sleeve and need another one and those can't be located anywhere. I may return this to Lewmar but have a question.

    So, one of my options is to find another vendors sensor and magnet kit (like Quick USA for example) that comes with the plastic sleeve (http://www.quickusastore.com/accesso...ensor-kit.html). Do you know if these sensors kits are universal or will work with Lewmar? Lewmar cannot give me a definitive answer but I would think a simple reed switch and magnet should work.

    Thanks for your help.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Lewmar Chain Counter Sensor & Magnet Kit Compatibility

    I replaced my Lewmar sensor with a reed switch from Maplins. (@ £1 ) They come in a variety of shapes and sizes already in plastic tubes etc. There was a magnet in the gypsy wheel already.
    I had to drill out the old sensor switch and glued the new one in with araldite.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Lewmar Chain Counter Sensor & Magnet Kit Compatibility

    I think that your counter may not actually be made by Lewmar but by-
    MZ Electronic Srl
    Via Bainsizza 2
    20900 Monza MB
    http://www.mzelectronic.it
    You could try contacting them re spares.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Lewmar Chain Counter Sensor & Magnet Kit Compatibility

    Thanks for replying. So, using another vendors reed switch seem to work for you? I assume you have a Lewmar chain counter?

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Lewmar Chain Counter Sensor & Magnet Kit Compatibility

    I have since sold the boat, but yes I had a lewmar windlass on a sealine T50. Down load the installation manual I think it shows the circuit diagram etc.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Lewmar Chain Counter Sensor & Magnet Kit Compatibility

    Yes the reed just closes on each pass creating a pulse and the counter counts them. Using the settings in the counter it knows the 3 rotations are 1.1m or whatever.

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