Model 8290-078 is a droop speed control device from Woodward. It comes out of the Electrically Powered Governor series and can be combined with a magnetic pickup and actuator. These three products together create an EPG system for use with prime movers. This device works on 524 and 1274 actuators. It is constructed from cast aluminum to be long-last and corrosive resistant.
The device can be mounted directly to the prime mover but should be kept away from high heat and moving devices. It should also stay in a well-ventilated spot. Product 8290-078 is EU Directive Compliant and can work with load-sharing accessories. It utilizes switch-selected dual dynamics, as well.
Operating specifications for this model include;
- Temperature range of -40 to 167 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 24-volt system battery.
- 7 A charger compatible.
- Weight of around one pound.
- Maximum power consumption of 95 watts.
- Speed range of 6000 to 12000 Hz.
While Woodward has discontinued model 8290-078 it can be found through sources like AX Control. AX Control will buy, sell, and repair these devices. Repairs will be given a warranty lasting for three years.