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#1 glcang

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:32 PM

Hi . I just pulled a motor out of a microwave to use on a rod dryer, but have no idea how to power it , if I need a transformer ,etc. can someone help me out? 

Many thanks

 

Says 100/120V   50/ 60 hz 4w



#2 Goduster

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:37 PM

Need to make sure what voltage it is first.


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#3 glcang

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:47 PM

Says 110-120 V 



#4 Goduster

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 03:01 PM

should just have to hook up the pos and neg wires to it. you can put an on/of switch in one of the legs of the wire also, should switch directions every time you shut it off and turn it on.


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#5 glcang

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 03:06 PM

Sorry Ron ,There are two leads coming from the motor a red and a yellow, what do I attach these to in order to plug into an outlet?

Thanks for your help



#6 John T.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 04:04 PM

You need to attach the two wires to an old lamp cord or extension cord.  Clip off the female end, twist the wire end tight, screw on a wire nut and secure with a couple of wraps of black tape.  Use a brand like 3M- cheapo tape will not stick good.  I plug mine into a power strip and press the toggle switch with my toe.  Too cheap and lazy to install a switch.  I have two set-ups, one will reverse and the other won't.  Just be careful.  Run the motor and keep checking to see how hot it gets.  I have a low rpm motor but it is for intermittent use.  Use it for applying epoxy.  Gets hot after about 10 minutes.


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#7 Goduster

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 04:04 PM

Any cord with a plug on it, doesn't matter if + or - usually most of the motors reverse polarity each time the circuiut is broken.  If you've got an old cord or appliance with a cord, cut it off and use it. Just be sure to either wire nut your connections or tape or shrink wrap them

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#8 glcang

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 04:29 PM

Very Good 

THANK YOU!



#9 BGreer

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 10:48 PM

You're good using voltage from the wall outlet.

It will be about 120volts AC......maybe a little more.

It will be 60hz coming out of the wall.

 

I've not dealt with microwave motors before, but it might be worth checking to see if one of the two wires is connected (grounded) to the case of the motor.

Also, look to see if there is a screw that goes into the housing of the motor.

 

If the motor housing is plastic, it certainly is not grounded to the case, just hook up the two wires to the AC coming out of the wall.





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