Induction Motor Help?

Hi guys
i have come across an induction motor out of a treadmill. it states on the lable that its single phase induction, 240 volt, 4 poles 3/4 hp. 1.7 amp 1420 rpm.
question 1- is there any safe way to see if it works
question 2 - can it be used for a small wind generator to charge 12volt batteries to light a shed
question 3 - is best put in the trash where it came from

any assistance advice would be appreciated


Toby Robb4 years ago
Measure the resistance between the wires of the windings first to confirm they all make sense. If u can use a megger or similar 500 volt insulation resistance tester between the windings and from the windings to the case. None of the phases should be under a megohm to the case. This should at least keep you safe.
1.) That's a fancy motor for treadmill.
2.) What wires has it got coming out ?

Induction motors CAN be used as generators, but its tricky, and they tend to only do it in certain critical speeds.