How to control the speed of this motor ? Answered
I have this spare Dayton Shaded Pole Motor that I would like to use for a project. When the motor was removed, just two wires are attached to it to which I attached an adapter plug. When plugged in to a wall outlet, it obviously runs at only one speed. I was wondering how I could control the speed of the motor thus enabling me to lower the speed. Would it be possible to add a dial to lower the speed?
I saw a video on youtube titled How to make a Simple Speed Controller (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YZJ0kJEmh0) and was wonder if this would work for my motor?
In the video, the guy uses a Switch, project box, and potentiometer. However, should a rheostat be used instead? (someone posted that in the comments to the video)
So, let me know what you think, and how I should go about doing this.
Here are the specs of the motor:
1/40 HP 1550 rpm 115V 60 Hz 1.1 Amp Class A Ins, 40 degree C Max. Amb. Cont. Duty