That certainly looks the part. But the details say it's only 25mm wide, but 43mm deep, which doesn't look right in the pics. Mine's a 55mm wide plate, and 35mm across the raised bit with the switches. I'm assuming it's important to get 8A rather than 10? I don't actually use the switch, it's just left on and I control the lathe through the VFD.
Funny thing is, a friend connected the wires using the switch connectors (there's a male spade on the same terminal as the screwed in ones - sorry for the wrong terms! - which means live now connects to live, neutral to neutral) this morning, motor running great, very happy. So I decided to finish the piece I started before the problem, and after about 10 secs of trying to turn and getting no cut I realised it's running in reverse! ha, bizarre. I've read around a bit online and it seems with 3ph, you reverse two wires to achieve this effect. But as far as we can tell, we didn't reverse any wires. live to live, neutral to neutral.10a is heavier than 8a so shouldn't matter. I assume you need it for the emergency "off" - if not just connect the wiring and blank it off.
Is there not a forward/reverse switch?Anyone?! I really want to get using the lathe again but can't!
Why would the motor run smoothly turning in one direction, but stutter at higher speeds in the other direction?
I can't think of anything beyond the motor that would cause it to happen.
Sorry, I edited my reply - got confused with another thread that is dealing with an AC motor. Yours is DC (not three phase) and there will be no centrifugal switch.No click as the motor comes to a stop, guineafowl. I've no idea about a centrifugal switch, but just had an online read - apparently they're on single and split phase motors, I was just assuming mine's 3 phase? I don't know if the above photo of the info plate tells you that?
Thanks guineafowl - I'm also harranging the good people over on AAW with this problem and they've established it's DC and therefore not a VFC but a converter with speed control (Dart). I had no idea. Seems like it might be the brushes? I thought it had none, but that's based on complete ignorance.Sorry, I edited my reply - got confused with another thread that is dealing with an AC motor. Yours is DC (not three phase) and there will be no centrifugal switch.