I stink at circuits

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Newbs, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Newbs

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    Apr 25, 2013
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    Hello:

    I am brand spanking new to circuits and am looking for visual reference as I go through the chapters.

    Here is what I have:
    -a power source (120w outlet)
    -a motor (120w 60 Hz)

    What I want:
    -a toggle switch
    -something to control the speed (preferably something I can change to experiment with torque and speed)

    What I'm looking for:
    -a sketch of the circuit ladder diagram for this specific combo--it will help me apply learning
    -other help is appreciated in understanding the application of these elements and other essential pieces to circuit.

    Thanks!

    This is in the project section because I am working on a project that will eventually use these elements.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2013
  2. praondevou

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    Do you mean 120 Volts or really Watts?

    If you mean 120W then what is the voltage? What is the motor model number and manufacturer?
     
  3. Newbs

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    Apr 25, 2013
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    Oops. I did mean volts.

    The trouble is: I don't know very much about the motor as it is from Ax-Man. See attached picture.
     
  4. Newbs

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    Apr 25, 2013
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    UPDATE:

    Here are the items I have:

    Power cord
    Switch
    Motor
    & terminal

    See photos--

    I want to be able to either put it together correctly, then attempt to draw the circuit diagram, OR have the circuit diagram drawn correctly, then wire it correctly.
     
  5. #12

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    I don't know how to do ladder things, so here's a schematic.
    There are lots of kinds of motors, so I don't know how to change the speed of yours because you haven't told what kind it is.
     
  6. Ron H

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    This is a very dangerous project for a noob.
     
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  7. #12

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    I reported this to the moderators at least 12 hours ago and they did not act on my concerns.
     
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