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  • Use a Treadmill DC Drive Motor and PWM Speed Controller for Powering Tools

    Well, I messed with this thing for a while now and could not get it to run with just a pot. The only way I can run this thing is through the control panel that came with the treadmill. I started watching craigslist for another treadmill and ended up buying one for $30 that had a board I could use to run my motor. It was a cheapy Weslo treadmill, but it has a good control for modding to use for projects. It's an MC-1000 board, witch is similar to an MC-60. So I now have it wired up and running fine. Plus, I have an extra motor now!My advice to you would be to watch craigslist like a hawk, and try to grab a treadmill from the free section. They do come up from time to time. If you have time to check it out online to see what type of controller it uses, you could end up getting the one you...

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    Well, I messed with this thing for a while now and could not get it to run with just a pot. The only way I can run this thing is through the control panel that came with the treadmill. I started watching craigslist for another treadmill and ended up buying one for $30 that had a board I could use to run my motor. It was a cheapy Weslo treadmill, but it has a good control for modding to use for projects. It's an MC-1000 board, witch is similar to an MC-60. So I now have it wired up and running fine. Plus, I have an extra motor now!My advice to you would be to watch craigslist like a hawk, and try to grab a treadmill from the free section. They do come up from time to time. If you have time to check it out online to see what type of controller it uses, you could end up getting the one you need for free!

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  • Use a Treadmill DC Drive Motor and PWM Speed Controller for Powering Tools

    I will do my best, but I'm no tech guy, just someone trying to make use of a good DC motor! Is that motor out of the same treadmill as the control board? Mine is similar but a little different looking. Do you know what that small white connector by the motor plugs into? I'll take some pics of mine before I tear it apart. Maybe that will help.

    OK, here are some pics before disassembly. Hope this helps!

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