what single phase ac motor is this

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by campeck, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. campeck

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    it has on cap in parallel with the main. and seems to only run when hooking up main across the cap. most ac motors have two caps or one in series with one winding.
     
  2. crutschow

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    It is a single-phase induction motor. The wiring diagram on the right would likely show how the motor is connected, but that is hidden in the picture.
     
  3. campeck

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    It is slightly confusing...
     
  4. gerty

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    "Line" indicates the incoming power. Connect as shown for one direction, put tape on unused wire. Connect capacitor as shown (orange and yellow). To change direction, disconnect black and connect line to red.
     
  5. campeck

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    ok. I will try that when I get home.

    I don't quite understand the internal connections to this motor.
     
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