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Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by JerryP, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. JerryP

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    Hello,

    I'm not to savy when it come to electronics.
    I purchased a Dept. 56 piece. It has a 12 volt 60Hz 3 Watt motor to operate the skaters.
    I found a similar motor 12v 60Hz 4 watt motor. Would this motor replace the original?
    Also in the piece is 4 LEDs and a 6 volt bulb all connected together.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Jerry:(
     
  2. BobK

    BobK

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    You would also want to know the torque and RPMs of the motors to find a replacement, voltage and wattage is not enough. If the new motor spins twice as fast, you might have some hyper skaters!



    Bob
     
  3. JerryP

    JerryP

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    Bob,
    Both motors say nothing about the torque. RPM's are the same 10/12.
    I'm wondering about the wattage 3 on the original and 4 on the replacement, because of the LED's. I don't want to burn them up. The way this piece is built, if I burn the LED's out. I'll throw the piece away. No replacing the LED's.

    Thanks
    Jerry
     
  4. BobK

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    If the RPMs are the same and the wattage close, I think the motor will likely work.

    I do not understand your concern about the LEDs. They should not be affected by the motor. Also, why no replacing the LEDs?

    Bob
     
  5. JerryP

    JerryP

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    Bob,
    I got a hold of an old buddy of mine. He said it shouldn't matter between the motors. Ones a little stronger than the other.
    The LED's are sealed - To get to them, I would have to destroy the lamp post.
    Thanks for your knowledge,
    Jerry
     
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