# powering a turntable AC21v engine from dismantled microwave

#### chapeau_melon

Joined Feb 11, 2016
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Hello,
I know I know, I've been very stupid in dismantling my microwave (the capacitor was alright don't worry)...but I forgot to take pictures nor did I sketched the wiring
Well, I'm trying to power an AC21V turntable engine with the parts that came from the microwave...
I'm really not that acquainted with electronics so replies have to be 'basic' ...
Can I power the engine with what's shown or does the transformer(ator) comes in the picture as well ?
The voltage coming out the card using connectors (N/WH/BL en L/BK/BN) is AC220V.
I do recall however that all these components where somehow connected to the engine ...

Hope you can help, many thanks in advance, have a nice day !

#### chapeau_melon

Joined Feb 11, 2016
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This is the transformer...can I simply connect the engine to this ? If so, how ? If not, why ?

Thanks again ...

#### SLK001

Joined Nov 29, 2011
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Don't touch the transformer (with power on it). See that blue sticker saying that its output is 5KV @ 700mA? That's enough to KILL you! Go find a transformer that gives an output of 21V or even 24V and power the motor with that.

A microwave oven is NOT a good starting point for learning electronics.

#### #12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
18,182
I don't see anything there that would produce 21 VAC. Either you are missing some parts or AC21V is a model number.

Googling around does not get me enough information to deny that it needs 21 volts AC. Why would anybody make a special voltage motor when 120/240 volt, 6 RPM motors have been available for 10 or 20 years?

Right now, I have not helped the situation.

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#### Lestraveled

Joined May 19, 2014
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The SSM-16HR motor is listed as a 21 Vac.

Put that transformer away. It won't help you and might kill you. In fact throw everything away except for the motor.

You probably could run the motor from a 24 VAC transformer, which is readily available at electronics parts store or on line.

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Home Depot have a 24vac bell transformer for around $5.00. No CoO . is shown? Max. #### MaxHeadRoom Joined Jul 18, 2013 19,747 A small high impedance 3w motor wired in series with a high KVa transformer?? Max. #### debe Joined Sep 21, 2010 1,156 The motor is 21V ac. They are powered by a part of the cooling Fan windings used as an auto transformer configuration. See plenty wired that way these days. The fan will have 3 terminals on it. #### MaxHeadRoom Joined Jul 18, 2013 19,747 The fan will have 3 terminals on it. The OP fan shows two terminals. Why 3 for synchronous motor? Max. #### Lestraveled Joined May 19, 2014 1,946 The OP fan shows two terminals. Why 3 for synchronous motor?.... Max, the OP does not have a picture of a fan. I think you have mistaken the motor for a fan. #### ian field Joined Oct 27, 2012 6,539 Don't touch the transformer (with power on it). See that blue sticker saying that its output is 5KV @ 700mA? That's enough to KILL you! Go find a transformer that gives an output of 21V or even 24V and power the motor with that. A microwave oven is NOT a good starting point for learning electronics. AFAICR: the secondary is 2kV which goes through a voltage doubler to put 4kV on the magnetron. Whatever - its *VERY* lethal, and can jump further than mains. #### debe Joined Sep 21, 2010 1,156 This is a typical setup. 24V ac no load & 21V AC with motor connected.. #### MikeA Joined Jan 20, 2013 192 5kV @ 0.7A = 3500w! I would not lick that even on a$5 dare.

Are microwaves that powerful in Europe?

#### debe

Joined Sep 21, 2010
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The Blue sticker is a 5KV 700Ma HV fuse not the transformer rating.

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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Max, the OP does not have a picture of a fan. I think you have mistaken the motor for a fan.
No I used the wrong term, it should have read T.T. motor!
I see what was meant now
Max.

#### ian field

Joined Oct 27, 2012
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The Blue sticker is a 5KV 700Ma HV fuse not the transformer rating.
Some years back, a blog described how to make a radio transmitter around an oven magnetron.

The writeup described the magnetron as basically a massive 4kV Zener.

Its fed through a doubler, so the secondary is probably a little more than dead on 2kV to cover losses etc.

AFAICR: the charge pump capacitor was usually 0.9uF, so Xc is probably large relative to Rl - I'd expect the doubler to behave pretty much like a current source.

#### #12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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#### debe

Joined Sep 21, 2010
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I guess in a Global market where you build ovens for 110v & 240V mains, every little bit you save is profit. You only need one 21v turntable motor in your parts supply instead of 2. You still need 2 different fans but just a 21v tap on each one.

#### ian field

Joined Oct 27, 2012
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That's insane!
If I designed a fan that needed an extra tap on its windings to run a non-standard turntable motor my boss would fire me.

http://www.amazon.com/220V-240V-6RPM-Shaft-Synchronous-Motor/dp/B00E6R88AM
Around the 80s or so, there was a fad for adding an extra winding on record player turntable motors to power the amplifier.

Early PC PSUs often had an autotransformer so only one fan voltage was needed regardless of what voltage the rectifier (doubler) was set to.

There were all sorts of similar antics before BLDC fans became the norm.

#### #12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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I guess in a Global market where you build ovens for 110v & 240V mains, every little bit you save is profit. You only need one 21v turntable motor in your parts supply instead of 2.
Why do you need any 21 volt turntable motors when you can get 120 volt and 240 volt turntable motors without making a special fan motor (with a 21 volt winding tap)? The fan motor and the big power transformer have to match the local power voltage. What's so hard about installing a turntable motor that uses the same voltage as everything else?

What? They only have to carry the 21 volt motors if they custom wind every fan motor for 120 volts and 240 volts?
I would think custom winding a fan motor costs more than stocking 2 voltages of turntable motor...or...they could use 240 volt fan motors with a center tap and only stock one fan motor and one turntable motor.

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