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hi i have a motor that i would like to use for a project can you tell me if there is a way i control the speed of the motor and what to use to run it ?

Motor Specs : 180VDC H.P 1.5 ( SEE PIC )

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randofo (author)2017-03-08

180V is very high, and 1.5HP is a lot of power. Honestly, I am not sure, but my first thought would to be to look at controllers for electric vehicles.

However, most electric car controllers tend to operate at lower voltages:

http://www.evdrives.com/category_s/1832.htm

How many terminals are on the motor? At that scale, not all DC motors are wired the same.

Also, if you want to see a class on controlling very large motors (like you have) please submit it using the form at the bottom of this page.

https://www.instructables.com/classes/

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kiwisniper (author)randofo2017-03-08

It has 3 wires red black and earth

it has 2 large brushes

i can take more pics if need be

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randofo (author)kiwisniper2017-03-13

What is the motor from? Honestly, I have never worked with / encountered such a high voltage DC motor before. I think the motor controllers from the link above should work if you want to run it at about 70V or less.

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kiwisniper (author)randofo2017-03-13

i think it came out of a tread mill it was givin to me

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