Clark motor

  1. Jlg

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    Is that how to wire it what’s line mean power in
     
  2. Jlg

    Jlg Member

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    I just wire
    it how I was told in machine mart
     
  3. Pete.

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    They are morons then because if you move the bars to change direction you'll have a dead short across the mains :mushroomcloud:
     
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  4. Seadog

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    Where's the 'Shakes head in disbelief" emoji?
     
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  5. Jlg

    Jlg Member

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    Does this look right
     
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  6. Seadog

    Seadog Forum Supporter

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    Yes.
     
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  7. Jlg

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    Thanks for all the help I've got it running its not as quiet as my old one but it doesn't hum or make noise that you can hear to much over the change gears
     
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  8. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Also note, CC counter clockwise CW clock wise rotation
     
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  9. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    That thing is an electric chair the way its wired :o
     
  10. Jlg

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    That's the reason I bought it it was going to be too much hassle for me to reverse the old one
     
  11. Jlg

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    Only if you sit on it
    I can't believe I listened to someone from machine mart on how to wire a motor up
     
  12. brightspark

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    its not 3 phase at all its 240 v
     
  13. brightspark

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    I hardly think anyone would tell you to connect the earth to a winding :)
     
  14. Jlg

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    Honestly I asked in the shop so he took the cover off and said brown to brown blue to blue and yellow to yellow
     
  15. dobbslc

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    Just to be sure, you have wired the earth to the casing of the motor?
    Do you have RCD protection on the supply to that? It should have tripped out before!
     
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  16. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Please go tell the manager at MM whoever told you that is Dangerous
     
  17. WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    Thats what i was wondering? i am guessing no rcd anywhere, so the earth was just working as a second neutral connection.
     
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  18. Jlg

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    no rcd I've only used it for 15 minutes but it burnt a 13a plug and blowen the fuse this is since wireing it properly
     
  19. WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    What size and type of fuse/rcd protects the circuit it was plugged into? A 13a fuse will allow much more than 13a to flow for long enough to cause damage, i would of expected the upstream devise to fail 1st if the motor had a short.
     
  20. dobbslc

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    I'd take it back!
     
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