How to hook up motor?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by glanceup, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. glanceup

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    Dec 17, 2008
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    Hi guys,

    I know little about electronics. I'm trying to build a vibrating box to use in improving my flexibility (stretching against a vibrating box greatly enhances stretching effect according to new studies).

    I found this vibrating motor here:

    https://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G14924

    What other components would I need to be able to plug it into a wall? Some kind of power supply I imagine. Possibly some kind of rheostat to vary the power so that it vibrates at different rates?

    Your help appreciated.
     
  2. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    In the provided link is stated the motor works from 12 to 30 Volts.
    I would use a 24 Volt powersupply and a PWM circuit to adjust the power.
    A simple PWM circuit is made some time ago by SgtWookie.

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=9016

    The 4093 has to be connected to 12 Volt.
    This can be made with an 7812 from the 24 Volt powersupply.
    The V1 in the schematic may be the 24 Volts from the powersupply.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  3. glanceup

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  4. floomdoggle

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    Glancey boy,
    Any vibrating device will work. The amount of money you will spend on this project wiil be double what you can buy off the shelf. A simple Jacuzzi system would be more efficient. I will not go into "other" vibrating devices, found at your local drugstore, which would be more cost effective.
    Shiatsu, done regularly, will give better results.
    Dan
     
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