I'll show you how to trouble shoot an electrical problem with my jointer! Oh no! But don't worry, we fix it. And we learn a thing or two about electrical stuff like motors and switches!
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this great instructable. I have been needing to trouble shoot an electrical problem I am having in my basement, but didn't quite know how to go about doing it. I will try my hand at trouble shooting it, and if I can't figure it out I will have to break down and hire an <a href="http://www.southcoastelectriccorp.com" rel="nofollow">electrician in Key West FL</a> to come take a look at it. Wish me luck!
Is your switch rated for motor starting? On start up motors can draw a lot of current, a lot more than their nameplate rating. That is why sometimes lights dim when motors come on. One way around it is to run your motors at higher voltage if you can wire them that way. Double the voltage is half the amperage for the same power.<br> <br> I just put up an article about a motor starter circuit I made on this site. I was worried the contacts I used weren't going to do the job but so far so good. I used a 30 amp contactor on a 7 amp motor. But on start up that motor could draw 40 or more amps.<br> <br> Check out my article you may get a kick out of it:<br> <br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Homebrew-Magnetic-Motor-Starter/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Homebrew-Magnetic-Motor-Starter/</a>

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