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#1 carolinarider

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:48 PM

I am in the process of building a new drive for my Byers drive.  It has a 60Hz motor.  While I have the original 60Hz drive I used for the motor, I don't have the schematic/documentation for the motor connections.  That is what I would like to find.

 

The 60Hz motor on the Byers drive has three leads.  A capacitor is used between the leads for a phase shift (if I remember correctly)  While I can use the old drive as an example, I'd really like ot have the original Byers documentation on making the connections.  Just to be sure I get it right. 

 

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 10:42 PM

What is the make of the motor? Hurst by chance?



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 12:05 AM

Go for a direct response and give Ed a call..

http://www.edbyersco.com/


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 12:34 AM

Cheers,

 

I had the same issue. Go to the Hurst motor web page and look up the motor model number found on the motor case. Perhaps you will find something like this (see attached image). The capacitor values are listed in the table under the diagram for your specific motor.

 

Happy observing always,

 

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#5 carolinarider

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:48 AM

Cheers,

 

I had the same issue. Go to the Hurst motor web page and look up the motor model number found on the motor case. Perhaps you will find something like this (see attached image). The capacitor values are listed in the table under the diagram for your specific motor.

 

Happy observing always,

 

Don

Thanks,   Never thought of going to the Hurst Motor webpage.  I will do that to verify.  Thanks again.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:56 AM

I have a 1/2 Hz Hurst motor powered by 120v 60 Hz AC.

I have a photo of the original wiring setup with the capacitor.

I could post this if you like.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:07 PM

I have a 1/2 Hz Hurst motor powered by 120v 60 Hz AC.

I have a photo of the original wiring setup with the capacitor.

I could post this if you like.

Thanks.  I have the original circuit but I just wanted to verify it for the new one. It's a little hard to see the capacitor value and its not an electrolytic but one without a polarity as I remember.  Was hoping the data sheet would provide that.  Turns out I have an image of a data sheet but thought it was for a stepper motor because there were more than the three leads I use to power the motor now.  The information on the thumbnail was more descriptive than my "document" I got on line.  Forgot there were four leads, two blue, one black and one red and how they were arranged.  

 

Posting a photo would be nice though, just for an additional piece of information in this thread.  I did several searches before starting the new thread. Did not find anything like what i needed. 


Edited by carolinarider, 18 July 2019 - 02:07 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:50 PM

Got a picture of the motors "name plate" and went to the Hurst Motor website.  Turns out that my part number was not listed (see attached image). But, it appears that the capacitor needed for a motor that is 0.5 MFD.  The motor's part number is 3002 025.  However, the website does not list that number, just a 3002 026 which requires a 0.5 MFD capacitor.  

 

And I found this post on a "duckduckgo.com" search.  I did not find it on my search here so I have included it for documentation.  A 0.47 UFD 450 volt AC capacitor is the recommended component.

 

https://www.cloudyni...otor-capacitor/

 

Now to go get a couple of capacitors.  Thanks for everyones help.  

 

 

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:01 PM

I got my Hurst motor film capacitor locally here at Fry's.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:07 PM

I got my Hurst motor film capacitor locally here at Fry's.

Thanks. Don't know if we have one around here but will check.  I will also try and post some information on the drive, I am building.  Not my original design but its about the simplest 60Hz drive I have every seen. 



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:04 PM

I am in the process of constructing the new 60Hz drive and still did not have a capacitor.  So, as suggested by Surveyor 1, I sent an email to Ed Byers on Sunday,  I got an almost instant response and he will be sending me the correct capacitor with wiring diagram at no cost to me.

 

Can't get any better than that.  Now to build the drive.smile.gif


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Posted 02 September 2019 - 07:05 PM

Ed Byers is a 1st class act for sure....bow.gif


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 08:04 AM

Ed Byers is a 1st class act for sure....bow.gif

Yes I was a truly impressed with the response.  The box arrived a few days ago just as promised.  Shipping cost was about $10.  thought I might just send him a contribution.  




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