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I want to be able to make the motor go forward AND backward, because I'd like to ride backward.With that added requirement, can I use the AC motor?
(Also, my treadmill is cheap and has a manual speed mechanism. You crank a handle, which tightens or loosens a cable, that slides the motor along two rails. The pulley on the motor is a special spring loaded split design, so the v-belt it drives moves deeper into the pulley or back up as the motor position changes. This effectively changes the motor pulley's diameter, and thus the gear ratio and speed.)
As far as the existing treadmill motor, I forgot to mention one thing.I want to be able to make the motor go forward AND backward, because I'd like to ride backward.With that added requirement, can I use the AC motor?
The motor in my treadmill has a plate on it that says:GE Model 5KC46HR166HP 3/4RPM 1725v115CY 60A 11.0Code 901MPC B1070
I cannot find any data on it, or pics.Is it open, or can it be opened? And are you up for trying to convert it?
some AC motors are reversibel (if you make separate connections to the field coil)
Soeren, what do I need to do first? I can open my motor and take pictures to help you determine if it can be reversed.
And just to make sure you understand, my goal here is to make the motor to be controlled both forward AND reverse on command, controlled by some controller.
Do I sound really slow?
This URL is worth a read (about 1/3 down the page).
This self-balancing unicycle uses an Ampflow A28-150 motor ($300) and an OSMC speed controller ($200). Any suggestions on where to purchase a motor and H-bridge controller?If I can save some $ for a motor that is NOT robot battle-ready motor I'd prefer that.