Re: electric motor question
- Dredging up an old thread, I know - but this has been bugging me for
some reason, and I felt compelled to do some more research. Farin's
link was a good one for a "yes or no" answer, but I just had to have
more, which I found at http://www.du.edu/~jcalvert/tech/threeph.htm
(CAUTION: do NOT go here if you don't like math!).
Then I got to wondering how my motor works just fine in the 120/240
world, and had a second look. Where the cord goes in is a small
removeable plate. Take the plate off, and it has a wiring diagram for
various voltages...and a whole boat-load of connectors. In other
words, it apparently has an internal capacitor/load balancer, and was
engineered for use in a variety of computing environments. I got
Considering the age of the motor, I'd suggest replacing it with a
single-phase. It's certainly cheaper than trying to get three-phase
into your shop!
So to answer your question of "anyone know what I've got?
> > > >A heckofa paperweight, or boat-anchor.
> > > > and can explain it to me in small words
> > > > that a woodworker might understand?"