I have a real old electric motor that I would like to try out.
This thing is huge. Motors built nowadays this size are 5 HP and up.
I am attaching a pic. For dimensions purposes, the body of the motor between the two end plates is 7 inches. Overall diameter is probably 7 or 8 inches.
On the plate is this information...
wagner electric corporation
st louis usa
Alternating current motor type KA
model W30 B185 k354
1 ph 60 cycles
110v 10.4 amps
220v 5.2 amps
cont rating 40c ser number n81
It is the motor off an old air compressor. I'd like to get that compressor working. I have to get this motor working first.
I am not sure whether it was wired for 220 or for 110. More than that, I am not sure of the wiring in any way.
There used to be a box on the side, where the wires went in. But that box was torn off long before I got it. (Not removed... TORN off.) The wires are just cut off right at the motor.
I want to wire it for 110v.
Does anyone know anything about the wiring on this thing ?
Before you say anything... there is no wiring diagram plate anywhere on this motor. I would assume that was on the box that got torn off the side of it.
I am going to have to remove the back plate of the notor itself just to get to any wires inside. It still spins by hand so I have hope for it...
It's a small world. Until you have to walk home...