I Need Help Figuring Out Motor Wiring Please

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by He's Dead Jim, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. He's Dead Jim

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    May 9, 2008
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    Hello all :)

    i salvaged two identical motors from an old reel to reel tape recorder, but i am having an issue with hooking them up to my project.

    The are both cap-start motors, but the caps are wired differently in each case. The red and yellow are tied together in one motor, but the orange and yellow are tied together in the other.

    I will post an image below to illustrate.
     
  2. Meixner

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    Maybe so they run in different directions ?
     
  3. #12

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    That sounds like the right answer to me. After all, reel to reel tape decks do run in both directions. The motors never try to push the tape, so they must pull it. Logical?
     
  4. He's Dead Jim

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    May 9, 2008
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    thanks for the quick response guys. i thought it had to do with something like that but i wanted to be sure.

    :)
     
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