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Help with AC motor modification!
Original poster: "Scott Bogard" <teslas-intern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
I am brand new to the list (my name is Scott Bogard, but you may
call me Teslas intern if you wish). I have a motor I wish to modify
to synchronous operation for a spark gap, and I am curious if it is
suitable (before I rip it apart and start milling!) It is a 1/2
horse, 1725 RPM, A.O. Smith AC motor. 115 V, 7.2 A, 60 Hz, and has
no start or run capacitors of any kind (I think I read somwhere that
you must have a motor with capacitor start, this motor does not) it
seems to have a contact in the bottom from the case to the armature,
that I believe is for starting, the armature has a centrifugal
counterweight on it, so the contact breaks once the motor gets
rolling. I searched the archives, but there is a whole lot of stuff
there, and I very well might have missed my answer. I have a number
of other differant but similar motors if this one will not work.
Scott (Teslas intern).
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