Motor questions and a rotary suggestion
Subject: Motor questions and a rotary suggestion
From: "SROYS" <SROYS-at-radiology.ab.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 1995 10:41:27 EDT
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I just bought a 1/12 HP, 5000 RPM variable speed DC motor and I have
a couple of questions. First, is this powerful enough to use to drive a
rotary gap? Secondly, can I get DC to drive this motor by simply
running the output from my variac through a full-wave bridge, or should
I put in some filter caps to smooth out the ripples?
And a suggestion for Ed concerning your rotary gap: instead of adding
more rotating electrodes to get higher break rates, it might be easier to
add a second set of stationary electrodes positioned to fire halfway
between the first set. This would effectively double your break rate and
you wouldn't need to have a new disk machined.
Steven Roys (sroys-at-radiology.ab.umd.edu)