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DC Motor Choke

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by JerryG, Jan 31, 2014.

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  1. JerryG

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    I'm using a treadmill motor and MC 60 controller in a pottery wheel that I'm making. There is a choke between the controller and the motor on the black lead. Since I am changing the rotation of the motor I switched the leads on the drive. Do I have to move the choke also so it is still on the terminal marked black on the drive or is it OK as long as it's in the circuit?
     
  2. duke37

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    I assume that the choke is there to reduce interference problem due to variable brush contact. The choke will work in either motor lead.
    The motor needs to be of the permanent magnet, brushed type in order to reverse. If it is a brushless motor, damage could be done.
     
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