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taxque

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06-09-2017 06:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: williams and hussey variable speed rollers feed motor upgrade

Hello All,

Wondering if anyone has added the variable speed motor to their W&H Molder! I purchased the motor and controller. The motor has a proprietary cord that plugs into their controller box. The controller is labeled 220 V and has a green, white and black wire. With it being 220 V my guess is that white and black would be hot wires. If you have added the feed motor – how did you wire it? It would appear the easiest thing to do is run these wires to the ON/OFF box with the magnetic starter for the main motor. That starter has a L1 and a 5L3 connection terminal that connect to the 220 V power cord. It seems I would connect a hot wire to each of these terminals. I can than connect the green wire to the grounding box in the Starter Junction box.

Does this make sense? How did you wire your feed motor controller?

Thanks,

Greg

-- G Heard


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mrg

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 06:46 PM

It didn’t come with instructions? I would call the company.

-- mrg

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#2 posted 06-09-2017 07:07 PM

That would make too much sense. the instructions are: ” Consult a professional electrician” I called W&H and attempted to explain the above and was told that that I need to connect the Feed Controller box to the main motor controller box. Originally I was going to use a separate junction box and feed the power wire for each controller to that junction box. Guess it does may more sense to tap into the Main motor controller box – but there is a magnetic starter in that box and not a lot of room.

-- G Heard

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Overflowin

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#3 posted 06-11-2017 01:54 AM

Can you post some pictures of the starter and your controller? Also, if you give me sone details about the equipment I can see if Google will hook me up with a wiring diagram.

Your assumption is probably correct that black and white are your hot legs, but I’d feel better giving advice if I could see some pics or a schematic.

Donnie
(Professional Electrician)

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taxque

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#4 posted 06-13-2017 02:05 AM

Donnie here is the Controller for the DC motor.

It has a green, a white , and a black wire. Here is the wiring diagram for the starter.
http://cdn0.grizzly.com/manuals/g4573_m.pdf

-- G Heard

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#5 posted 06-13-2017 02:41 AM

Since the DC controller has its own On/Off switch, I’d just wire it into 1-T1 and 5-T3 (and Green goes to the ground lug). That will make it operational independent of the machine, but that should not matter much.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Overflowin

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#6 posted 06-13-2017 03:10 AM

If you put your black and white on terminals 1 & 5 (L1, L3) you will have constant 240 and it will run independent from the machine. If you want it to turn on and off with the machine, you might get away with landing the wires on terminals 2 & 6 (T1, T3) on the overload, but you might need to adjust it, depending on how much more load you’re putting on it.

I would probably stick with the first option to prevent tripping your overload during operation.

Donnie

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