Single Phase Motor wiring help.

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Slaps17

Joined Mar 18, 2017
3
Hello all.

I recently came into possession of a single phase 1.5kw induction motor. There where no capacitors attached, just the motor and pulley. I would like to know how to wire it up for 220v supply initially to test and possibly then to use as a generator driver by a lawn mower engine. But that's for another discussion.

Motor plate details:
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Wiring config: the top two terminals are to the centrifugal switch. That much i have determined ok.
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Centrifugal switch
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Thank you in advance for any help. Any information i may have missed please let me know and I will do my best to provide it.
 

LesJones

Joined Jan 8, 2017
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This is how I think it will be connected.



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The information on the label is not very clear. I think the start capacitor is between 160 anf 200 uF and I asume the 30 after the "/" is 30 uF ror a run capacitor. It will probably work without the run capacitor but give reduced torque. A run capacitor would be connected with one wire to the junction of the start winding and the start capacitor. The other wire to the right hand mains input.

Les.
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
19,053
What kind of generator voltage? AC or DC? if lower than ~60v you could use a auto alternator, an induction motor will require a magnetic field before it generates.
Max.
 

Thread Starter

Slaps17

Joined Mar 18, 2017
3
Already made one of the alternator generator, i use it to jump start tractors.
20161229_155905.jpg it needs refining but does the job for now.
 
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