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Old 06-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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I'm having trouble wiring my motor to the run capacitor. I'm a little confused by the number of wires and the configuration that the diagram is telling me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm wanting to hook it up to a on/off/on switch. Below is the wiring diagram.

A simple explanation would be great, and a quick schematic would be even better! Thanks in advance.





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Old 06-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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I think this is what you want.





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Thanks! That's what I was thinking, but looking at other examples that had wires going from the capacitor to the AC plug I got confused. If I wanted a 3 way switch in there, would I wire the black to the center, and the red and white to left and right?

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Here's with the 3-way switches.



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I don't see how those switches would do anything besides on/off. I'm looking for a 3 position toggle switch so I can have forward/off/reverse. Sorry I didn't really explain that. Thanks for your help.

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From the pic provided it don't look like it can be reversed. Do you have any more information?

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From the pic provided it don't look like it can be reversed. Do you have any more information?
No, all it came with was the label on the motor.
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http://apexelectronic.com/MTR2-W

Here is the motor I have, the only other relevant information on the website is that it's single phase.
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http://books.google.com/books?id=1wq6eiR7mxEC&pg=PA404&lpg=PA404&dq=revers e+switch+for+capacitor+start+motor&source=bl&ots=h wkAsEUpK-&sig=tZ8TIVdWgUoShkZd8ZxP0oP13CA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Y1b WT5nVE86u2AXDndCmDw&ved=0CMQBEOgBMAc#v=onepage&q=r everse%20switch%20for%20capacitor%20start%20motor& f=false

your going to have to poke around with a meter to figure out which winding is which.
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Okay, so I would place the switch on the start winding in order to reverse the rotation. How do I tell which which? Does one have a higher resistance than the other? Sorry for all the questions, electronics courses in college were just memorize/test/forget.

Edit: I figured that part out, just not sure where to put the switch now.


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