|Forum topic by ChunkyC||posted 1543 days ago||3213 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
1543 days ago
I’ve got a 4 lead, 1 phase, 115V, single speed, Capacitor start motor that I want to use. It’s a Chinese made motor that doesn’t seem to conform to any standard, at least none that I know of or can find on the WWW. It doesn’t even have a HP rating on the motor let alone a wiring diagram!
It has Black, White, Red and Blue wires in the pecker head. On a typical 1 phase capacitor start motor you would tie L1-T8-T1 and L2-T4-T5 together. I took the cover off of the capacitor and it has Black and White wires coming off of the two terminals.
My best guess for wiring this gem would be to tie L1-Black-Red together and L2-White-Blue together.
Anyone have any thoughts? Any way of determining the start and run windings, maybe using a multimeter? Think it might be reversible by swapping the Red and Blue???
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