Induction Motor Wiring? Answered
I've recently bought a Clarke Induction Motor with these specs:
50 micro Farads
I have been looking all over the internet on how to wire it up to go into 240V mains (UK) but I can't find a thing. In the terminal box there are 6 terminals labled V1, V2, U1, U2, W1, W2.
A brown wire connected to U2 and a blue wire connected to W2 lead off to the capacitor. A red wire connected to V2 and a white wire also connected to W2 leads off into the motor. Another red wire connected to V1 and another white wire connected to W1 also lead off into the motor. Nothing is yet connected to U1.
Please see the pictures which make this a lot clearer.
(I have removed the capacitor from the blue catch for the photos)
I have looked all over the internet and there seems to be no mention of anything. I basicly need to plug this into mains (therefore 3 wires, live, neutral and earth - obviously earth goes to the motor casing) So which wires go where? Also, the website of the shop that I bought it off said that a 10-16 Amp starter is required. What does this mean/do? Can you just plug it into the mains without this starter.
It is probably obvious that I am somewhat of a rookie in motors!
Thanks very much in advance for any help!