Reversing motor circuit

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Joe Kells

Joined Dec 1, 2007
I have a dual voltage 110/220 motor that is a 6 wire connection. It is on a Lathe and I want to wire it for high voltage. It must be able to reverse. Is this possible considering this: The leads have to be connected this way-L1 to #1 - #3,#8,and #2 tied together and L2 to #4 and #5. To reverse, #5 and #8 have to be switched. I currently have it working on low voltage with two contactors doing the reversing but I'm not sure if I can wire it to reverse with this existing control circuit. Any advice?


Joined Apr 2, 2007
i didnt get the wiring/connection,
perhaps a forum search would help,
for an AC motor to reverse the direction any two phases can be interchanged.