Dual Stator Three Phase Motor - Unknown Configuration (Y/Delta)

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  1. rchorley

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    I have been given a heart pump which consists of a dual stator, three phase motor. I wasn't given much information about the motor apart from the fact that it has four poles and two stators - one above and one below an internal impeller for blood pumping.

    I have been asked to make it spin but I need a controller to do this. Hence I need more information about the motor, i.e. its connection type (Y or delta) as well as matching the top wires with the bottom.

    The device has six wires coming from it (black, yellow, green, blue, red, white). I am assuming that because after a continuity test, the black, green, and red wires make up one stator and the yellow, blue and white wires make up the other (as they are connected).

    My question is: Is there a way to determine the configuration of the stators and possibly, if I can match up the top to the bottom so I can make it spin?
     
  2. Kermit2

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    Are you sure there is no connection between the two groups of three wires?

    If there is none, then the winding is probably a Delta config. Notice I say probably. The amount of information you have been able to provide only gives me the ability to 'guess' at the configuration.

    A 'Y' config, or STAR winding, would have 4 ends and depending on which wire you measured resistance from would give a reading of 'x', or '2x'.

    Just for giggles and to rule out the STAR connection scheme; measure the resistance of the wires to the metal of the motor. Sometimes the 4th wire is connected to the motor itself as a means of grounding it, or creating a 'common'. Unlikely in this case due to the number of wires, but still needs to be checked for.
     
  3. strantor

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    How bizarre. This sounds like Tony Stark, posting from inside his captor's cave.
     
  4. Kermit2

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    is this the product?

    http://www.heartware.com.au/IRM/content/usa/products_HVAD.html

     
  5. rchorley

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    This is it, Yes! The Heartware HVAD.

    As for testing the resistance between the motor itself and the other wires, there is absolutely no connection between the metal case and any of the wires.

    Also, I am sure that only black red and green are connected as well as only yellow, blue and white are connected.

    I think there is going to be some guess work involved this afternoon. Looking at the way the wires are connected to the device itself, I will assume corresponding pairs are: red/white, blue/green and yellow/black (it almost feels like I am diffusing a bomb!).

    Do you think it's okay if I try this, connect them together and see what happens? Famous electrical engineer's last words...
     
  6. mcgyvr

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    a heart pump? wow..don't mess it up...
     
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