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Its not a braking mechanism? What is the L shaped bar on the motor? And if it were an encoder, wouldn't there be three wires: red, black, and signal?Also no other labels, but I have better resolution pictures:
Also, I cant figure out where they are to be mounted?
I just built a robot with wheelchair motors very similar to yours.The thin wires are to release the brake. Just apply 24VDC to them and the brake will release. Make sure you energize (release) the brake before you try to run the motor. In my robot, I just have the E-stop circuit disengage the brake since I don't need it for normal operation.The handle you see is a manual transmission engage/disengage lever. Turn it one way to engage the motor and brake, turn it 90 degrees and the output shaft will free spin. I wouldn't remove them if you don't have to. They are very handy for wheeling the robot around in the shop.
So, I must continuously apply 24v to the brake wires to make it release/go, with the thicker wires, or just to operate freely (by hand) without any extra voltage.Also what controller did you use? As that would help my search very much.
I have a question for you, these motors have backlash? I mean with the brake disengaged, try to freely move the wheel with the motor not powered and see if there is a little free movement. That is the backlash. If it has, it would be great to measure it at the wheel circumference.Thanks in advance.
Regarding the encoder label, it says:Inertia Dynamics Inc.Collinsville, Conneticut1904-0060 24VDC0002-9362 Rev. D 0901
Quote from: MaltiK on January 27, 2009, 12:57:15 PMAlso, I cant figure out where they are to be mounted?Each of the two flanges on each motor/wheel combo should have support on both sides it seems.
Does that mean they are to be mounted vertically?
Alright, My question is, is 6mm stainless steel angle bit strong enough to support at least 150 lbs? Or am I better off using two thick (1"?) plywood at an angle with an L bracket?