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benno1973

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I have a motor that's been sitting in my shed for 6 months. There was a time when I was going to do something with it, but I realise now that time is always just 'sometime in the future', so maybe it's time to sell it.

I know nothing about motors (which is probably why I've never done anything with it). On the label is written:

Ametek
Lamb Electrical Division
Kent, Ohio 44240

230VDC Nominal

It's big and heavy. I haven't tested it, because I don't really know how. I don't have a set of calipers, but the shaft appears to be around 5/8". If anyone wants that measured exactly, I can borrow some calipers in the next few days and measure it.

Open to any offers, if anyone thinks that they can use this for a mill motor or something similar. Or even for a non-brewing related purpose (god forbid!). Due to the weight, this is pickup only from Bayswater.

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porky

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That looks like it is a DC motor.

I don't think anyone will be able to use it mate.

Cheers,
bud
 

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Is it possible to run a DC motor at lower voltage to reduce the RPMs and increase torque?

Otherwise, can anyone else use it for something else?
 

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Lowering the voltage will also decrease torque. At 230 volt nominal I don't believe you will get much out of it with 24 volts.

A power supply large enough will cost a lot more than the motor is worth.
 

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Cool, thanks for the advice, will ebay it, then freecycle if nothing from ebay...
 

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