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AC or DC? Answered

Hello everyone, my name is Duc, I come from Vietnam. May I have a question. What problem when I connect motor use DC source to AC source? I have 1.5V DC motor, so can I connect it to 15V AC?

Thank you very much.

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randofoBest Answer (author)2017-08-30

Honestly, I am not sure. That said, you probably should not connect AC to a DC motor. I cannot imagine anything good coming of it.

Especially not a 1.5VDC motor (the amount of voltage in a single AA battery) to a 15VAC source (10 times as much power).

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BhaskarP6 (author)2017-09-22

motor ratings can be specified for a proper operation. if the input parameters exceeds those ratings then the motor gets damaged and also never ever connect AC supply to a DC motor and vice versa.

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Dragonavionics (author)2017-08-30

I used to connect low voltage DC motors to AC to power ticker timers. ( Very old school physics experiment to show acceleration) Google to see how they worked :)

If you connect 15Vac to a 1.5Vdc motor it will melt...

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