Rotary gap motors
As I'm looking for motors for my rotary gap, what kind of horsepower rating
do I need? Is 1/8 horsepower big enough? I am thinking that I want a
universal or DC motor so I can control the speed. Is this necessary - or
just go with an AC motor that will turn at about 5,000 RPM?
I noticed something the other day, when I have the coil running with only the
8000 watt resistive load, I get less performance (shorter discharges and not
as intense) that when I am using the resistive load in series with the
welder. This is at about the same current level also. Does this make any
sense to you?
Thanks, Ed Sonderman