I’d better start looking for the BIG lever bar!
do I just have to have the lathe plugged in to the running phase converter, or do I have to have the lathe ‘running’ or at least trying to run?
Iirc it's a 2 speed motor on these.
3 speed according to lathes uk
It’s the mk2 vsl. It’s got a constantly variable drive via a sheathe system.
The second diagram shows control voltage at 415v as it doesn’t have a neutral connection but 110v possibly is still only for the light. The diagram doesn’t show voltage for the light only says low voltage. Check what voltage the coils on the contractors should be operating at
This is the electrical box on mine.
Having got in and had a look at the contactors and pretty much everything thing in there says 110-120 volts.
Any more thoughts?
I can’t make out the wiring to the fuses but looks like only one of the three fuses is fitted rather than all three
I had noticed that too. They should be 20a like the one that’s there. The bottom of the fuse holder says 500v so obviously high voltage.
I know they’re not they’re but it was operational when it was disconnected and removed. The seller says they unplugged the 110 from the transformer and cut off the wire that went to the phase converter.
so what’s changed? It ran without those fuses.
so where are the 3 phases connected to now then from the converter
forgive me but I don’t understand
I changed the motor on my s&b model m.
I don't think it was that expensive, but it was years ago.
I doubt your lathe *needs* 3ph, so a motor swap might be the simple option?
Think i would check continuity through the contractors from the incoming supply with the power disconnected on all three phases to make sure all three phases make it out to the motor
the feed to machine was fed through the 3 fuses originally. where are they connected now as 2 are missing
From the diagram incoming phases should go through one contactor then onto the fuses then onto the other contactors. If fuses are missing it could be trying to run on one phase
The wires to the blank two fuses are cut off. It looks wrong to me!
The wires coming out of the bottom of the 2 fuse holder are indeed cut off. They look like they’ve been like that for some time. I had thought that they were to do with the original 110 transformer that’s no longer in there.
I think it’s time to break out the multi meter again.
So I’ve ascertained that the holder with the fuse goes to a safety cut out to turn the lathe of if the end door is opened whilst its running.
where have you connected the 3 phase supply wires to in the control box
Think you need to make a new wiring diagram based on what you have in the machine as it doesn’t look like it corresponds with either of the diagrams that you have posted previously, or at least check the three phases are getting out to the motor
How do I check whether the phases are getting to the motor?
move dragged the lathe out and have accessed the motor, I have the cover off the electrical box there.
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