Testing a motor for wi d generating potential

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by iONic, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. iONic

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    Does anybody know what is a good way to test a motor (in this case a treadmill motor rated at 130V, 2.5HP, 18A.
     
  2. thingmaker3

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    ???:confused: You want to use a motor to generate Wisconsin Democrats? :confused:???
     
  3. beenthere

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    It will have to be a DC motor. If it's permanent magnet (not likely), then arranging to spin it from another motor and putting a load on it won't be too difficult.

    Fro one that size, you would need to feed a current to the armature to create a field and then measure the output under load.
     
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