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Old 01-28-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default Bodine motor for grain mill? cheap

Hi, new to the site. I found this Bodine motor on Ebay today as I am looking to motorize the Barley Crusher. Bodine has the motor listed new for over $400. The guy on Ebay has like 6 or 7 left for $50 + $20 for shipping. Anyone use this? or one like it. I went ahead and bought one. For the price I figured what the heck. Heres the specs and link. I think the RPM and Torque will be sufficient. Any comments are greatly appreciated. Hope this helps somebody like me who looked for days to find a motor in stock to suit the purpose.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bodine-Paces...item3a6f866786

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Model Number 2262
Category Three Phase, Inverter Duty, Non-Synchronous, Parallel Shaft Gearmotor
Speed (rpm) 170
Torque (lb-in) 115
Motor Output Power (hp) 3/8
Voltage (AC) 230
Current (amps) 1.9
Rated Frequency (Hz) 60
Gear Ratio 10
Variable Speed (rpm) 18-229
Frequency Range (Hz) 10-90
Torque at 10Hz 92
Torque at 60Hz 115
Torque at Max Hz 115
Length XH (inches) 9.58
Weight (lbs) 16.5
Connection Diagram Pacesetter 230VAC
Motor Type 42R6BFPP-F2

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Old 01-29-2012, 03:13 AM   #2
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where are you using this being 3 phase????

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Good point, I honestly have been looking online for a week and motors all started looking the same. When I saw this and the price it should have been a giveaway, but it didn't register in me melon. Got too focused on torque and rpm. Ill see if my uncle who has a farm needs a motor, think he runs some 3 phase out there, unless you have a suggestion on how to make it work?

Thanks for catching that.

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You can run a 3 phase on single phase, but you would either need a phase converter, or spin it by hand when you start it, which is dangerous.

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Definitely not spinning by hand, however in looking at the phase converters, does the output hp of the motor which is 3/8 hp have to match the converter exactly or can the hp rating for the converter exceed that of the motor?

May be time for my electrician buddy to mysteriously be given a case of beer.

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The phase converter can be larger.
Here is more information if you are so inclined.
http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/ph-conv/ph-conv.html

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Thank you for the info, if nothing else I am learning something. My homebrewing has become something I will continue, God willing, for a long time so I want to buy quality equipment preferably once and have it last. The reading I did showed Bodine builds a quality motor so even if I have to spend a little extra to get a converter and a little effort to set it up it will be worth it to have something that lasts. Would have been easier with a single phase motor, but alot of the posts I read regarding poeple having gotten them cheap were fairly old. Seems they were rather difficult to find now and they have apparently gone up in price.

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Problem solved, I hope, picked up a TECO converter for a good price and in the right spec range. Once hooked up and running I'll post a pic. Thanks again.

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Did that work out for you? I can't seem to find a suitable motor at a good price so that looks interesting if it works.

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Not quite there yet. Got the motor in today, heavy 16 lbs.. Teco fm100 phase converter should be in this coming week. A buddy I work with is a very good electrician so he's gonna help me out in regards to wiring. As you can tell by previous posts I am not an electrician, carpentry no problem, electric, not so much. He says it wont be a problem. I got the motor for 50 plus 20. Phase converter was 50 plus like 13 for shipping plus the cost of the barley crusher, 109.95 on sale at morebeer.com. The cart I'll build is scrap so free. I promise as soon as I get things set up I'll post pics and anything that helps anybody else out.

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