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Old 05-04-2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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Anyone got an idea what the optimum speed for stirplate would actually be?
I just burned up my dc muffin fan. I'm thinking of getting an ac motor with speed control or geared ac motor.

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Old 05-04-2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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a lab stirplate is usually used up to say 400 rpm, but I expect doing a starter it would be about half that.

Did you see a list for parts, in this thread? IIRC its a 25 ohm rheostat to adjust the speed.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/my-h...50/index2.html

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Old 05-04-2012, 02:59 AM   #3
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As long as it is moving the starter should be OK, I would have thought.

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I was tweaking it for my new 1.5" stirbar. The dc fan is actually fine. So is my homemade power supply but I let the smoke out of the AC adapter.

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As long as it is moving the starter should be OK, I would have thought.
Yea I agree that OP shouldn't need to put it in fifth gear or anything, as long as the yeast are in suspension
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I always turn mine up to 11.

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I always turn mine up to 11.
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