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pomybill

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Rewiring A 24v motor to 12v.
« on: August 26, 2007, 12:42:21 AM »

I have a seven pole 24v motor that I would like to rewire for use on 12v. Could you plese advise as to wire to be used for say 10a draw at 12v? 8)
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Re: Rewiring A 24v motor to 12v.
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007, 11:20:46 PM »

The simple, practical answer is to buy a 12 volt motor with the required power rating. 
Not trying to be 'orrible, but it's one of those areas that is in the category of "If you need to ask, don't try it".  The answe used to pop up about four years into the City & Guilds engineering curriculum.
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Re: Rewiring A 24v motor to 12v.
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007, 11:51:17 PM »

Hi Malcolm
I only ask as I would like to experiment with rewiring as I have not done this type of thing before. I have more 6v and 12v motors than I can use at the moment, but I like to play with things and maybe become a little more enlightend in my modeling ways.
Thanks for your reply any way.
Regards,
Pomybill.:embarrassed:
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Re: Rewiring A 24v motor to 12v.
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2007, 08:43:34 AM »

Pomybill
I've sent you a PM.
FLJ
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Re: Rewiring A 24v motor to 12v.
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2007, 07:49:53 PM »

Hi, I tried doing this quite a few years ago on a 40 volt 10 pole Pittman motor, I used only marginally thicker wire and yes it worked, if about 2000rpm at 10 amps on 6 volts, no load can be called working.

I would like to remain anonymous, however we do not seem to have provision for this!

I learnt my lesson, I know how to do it, I can do the physics but the science has escaped me!
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