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-   -   120vac motor running on 60vac ( 01-21-2006 09:46 PM

120vac motor running on 60vac
If i have a 120vac motor, will it work on 60vac but slower and not damage the motor? What electrical part should I use to reduce the volts?

jproffer 01-22-2006 12:58 AM

How are you getting 60VAC and why would you want to convert TO 60VAC if the motor is made for common household 120?

And to answer your actual question: I am inclined to believe that starving it of voltage would burn up the motor. 01-22-2006 09:59 AM

I want To slow the rpm's
I want To slow the rpm's

jproffer 01-22-2006 03:17 PM

Then you need a variable speed DC motor and an AC/DC inverter. I don't think running at low voltage is going to accomplish what you want to do. And I still think you'll burn the motor up trying. 01-22-2006 05:29 PM


joed 01-22-2006 08:18 PM

AC motor speed is control by the frequency. Lowering the voltage will only burn up the motor. Change the pulley size or get a different motor.

Teetorbilt 01-22-2006 10:15 PM

You can buy AC motor controllers but they are rather pricey. They are commonly used on industrial machinery motors.

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