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Went to the scrapyard and pulled out the motor that runs a treadmill... thinking the treadmill plugs into the wall I thought the motor was going to be AC...WRONG, it a DC P.M.
I want to build a home made disc sander and was wondering if it possible to make this motor run from the wall outlet?
There was a small circuit board next to the motor but I didnt grab it since I had disconnected all the wires from it.
BTW, Im completely clueless to electrical stuff so be gentle with me.

Dask

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steveastrouk (author)2012-04-22

Thats a close to 2kW motor - for a SANDER ?

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dask13 (author)steveastrouk2012-04-22

steve, im ignorant to electricity...in fact im gonna go pick up the electronics for dummies and read it...
So, i take it you think this motor even if I got it working is a little overkill?
What else could I use this for? Maybe I will just try to sell it on Craigslist or Ebay.

Thanks

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steveastrouk (author)dask132012-04-23

Are you making a fixed disc sander, and not a hand-portable ? How big is the disc ?

Steve

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dask13 (author)steveastrouk2012-04-23
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steveastrouk (author)dask132012-04-23

I'd look more for 700 W.

Steve

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Jayefuu (author)2012-04-21

"I want to build a home made disc sander and was wondering if it possible to make this motor run from the wall outlet?"

Going back to the scrapyard and haggling for the control electronics would probably be your easiest/quickest/cheapest route to get it running on mains.

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dask13 (author)Jayefuu2012-04-21

The guy that runs the place told me to grab it but Im clueless on how to hook everything back up.
I will go on tuesday and grab the two circuit boards that were next to the motors.
Hopefully thats all I need cauz im not also grabbing the control panels that go with the treadmills...LOL

Thanks for the input jay.

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