Hey guys, have a motor I'm going to use to run my mill.
It's 1/2 hp, 1725 rpm motor 110v.
As you can see it already has a plug attached to it, but it also has another lead with a black and white wire, I assume this goes to a potentiometer/rheostat or maybe just an on off switch? Is it feasible to short the black and white to get full speed or what do I need to do with those leads? Do you think I can wire in speed controller so I can do direct drive?
Here's a pic of the wiring.
Here's a pic of the wiring. It's hard to tell from pic, but the wire for the plug that would go to the wall has a black and white and then ground of course, the white connects directly to the motor, the black is spliced and connects to the other wire in the picture, the white on the second wire is also wired directly into the motor. So if that's the case it looks like the second lead would have to go to some sort of speed controller/on off switch. Hope that makes sense.
And finally here are the specs on the plate of the motor.
Plate says GE model 5KH47DR439
CODE 814M PC
40C AMB CL B
So, could the speed be adjust on this motor? Or is it designed just to run at the rated RPMs and I will have to belt drive my mill to adjust the rpms down to around 300.