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Johnwa

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Morning blokes, just about to buy an old Delta 2 speed scroll saw and I was thinking about adding some type of speed controller. Does any one know if this particular 2 speed motor lends itself to speed control and if so what type of control is available out there these days. I've been out of the electrical game for a few years now and things have changed significantly from when I was working. Had a quick look at the wiring diagram and it seems to be a 2 winding motor and a change over switch so is this type of ac induction motor condusive with speed control. I would have stuck an inverter in the circuit for a 3ph motor but not sure what to do with 1ph. Would a small vfd work? All ideas welcome😊
 

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I always thought that adding a speed variant to an established 240v motor caused all kinds a trouble from low HP to overheating.....or both at the same time.....
is the 2 speed so wrong....?
I had a 240v motor on a single speed bandsaw....it was easier just to change the pulley size than mess with an electronic vari drive add on.....
times have changed tho, so who knows.....
 

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Thanks for the info, I knew that capacitor start/run motors were difficult to alter running speed, but as I said, a lot of water has gone under the bridge since I finished work and I just wondered if since the invention of digital electronic control, a new method of speed control had turned up on the scene.
 

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