Waterproofing EDFC Series Motor
EDFC series motor must be waterproofed if it is placed where water can reach. Water can enter from the gap between the motor cover and the motor and/or the cable protection tube opening. Be sure to waterproof properly and completely to prevent the EDFC series motor from getting damaged by water. Please read and follow the procedures below.
For Side Layout Click (S.L.C.)
After installing the motor onto shock absorber as usual, attach the motor cover without leaving any gap between the motor and the cover. Apply silicone sealant to the shaded area shown in Fig. 1
For Inverted Type Shock Absorber
The motor can easily be exposed to water, because it's installed at the bottom of the inverted type shock absorber. To prevent water from entering through even a small gap between the motor and cover, apply silicone sealant to the shaded area shown in Fig. 2 first (Photo 1), install the motor onto the shock absorber (Photo 2), and then attach the rubber cover on the motor (Photo 3). If rubber cover is uneven or its opening end is rolled up, fix by pulling and releasing corners several times.
For both S.L.C. and inverted type shock absorbers, apply silicon sealant to the cable protection tube opening. (Photo 4)
Also make sure that the cable protection tube is covered by rubber cover. (Photo 5) Failure to do so might cause water to enter and lead to motor damage/breakage.
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