1. M

    Setting Motor Overload

    Hi, How do you set a motor overload? I have read that you set it at the FLA of the motor but also that you should consider service factor. Which is correct? Thanks.
  2. S

    Which fuse rating to between starter and leisure battery?

    What fuse rating do I need to put in between the starter and leisure battery? I have a 12V 75AH Starter battery and 110Ah leisure battery. Cable size 16mm or 8mm. (this is for my off the grid van :) )
  3. S

    DOL Starter / automatic dust extraction system

    Could I use a DOL Starter circuit to create an automatic extraction system? I was thinking that I could replace the start button and simply wire in a socket instead. So hypothetically if I plugged in and switched on an electric palm sander, it would start up my dust extraction systems (via the...
  4. S

    Industrial Volt meter reading 760volts in 3phase dol starter overloads

    Hi I have been called out to a fault on a grain dryer where the motor interlocks are not disconnecting. Previous conveyors. Upon investigation I have found one starter that does not disconnect the preceding motor but when tripped I am getting 550v to earth from a1 and wait for it 760volts to...
  5. V

    Need help identifying this starter motor

    Numbers on the body read: 270300, probably a 12v but could be 6. any information would be appreciated.
  6. G

    Wiring a fiat starter motor

    Hi all Newby here in dire need of advice I have managed to lose the wiring order on my fiat fiorino van starter motor I have 3 wires 1 Goes to alternator 1 goes to battery and 1 goes to either ECU or ignition Battery has 12.97 volts (its Fine) The battery definitely connects to the empty...
  7. E

    Starter Electrical Diagram

    Hello Everyone! I'm a French new member and I would like to have a STARTER electrical Diagram which include : -Solenoid -Electric motor Can you help me ? Thanks you!!
  8. Lucien Nunes

    Motor starter / static phase converter repair

    We've had a few threads about phase converters recently. Here's one I repaired on Monday. It's a little box that takes in single-phase 230V and feeds a 3-phase motor wired for 230V delta. It includes a manual 'soft' starter and overload relay. Unlike the units in the other threads, this one...
  9. V

    Need help identifying this starter motor

    Not sure what this fits, its an old thing possibly 1930s??. its a lucas and the number on the body is 270300, it has 10 teeth on the pinion. its a 12v. would appreciate any help given.
  10. M

    Ford Transit petrol/lpg No starter motor no fuel pump no spark ?

    I have a 2003 ford transit petrol that has just had a replacement engine fitted The van was started and ran for a few miles without any problems I stopped the van and went to get a coffee when i returned to the van it did not want to start, thinking it was just fuel and a flat battery i went...
  11. Adam_92

    Setting the overload on a direct online starter

    Hi I’m sitting my AM2 next month and have found out that you need to set an overload on a direct online starter motor circuit. I have tried asking my supervisor and assessor,tutor at college not one of them have given my a straight answer.. Is this the formula? Its 3 phase so formula is...
  12. V

    Anybody know what this starter motor fits??

    Any ideas would be appreciated
  13. V

    Can anyone help to identify this starter motor?

    11tooth, M35J body , not sure what it fits.
  14. S

    Sequential reversing starter for metal detector conveyor

    Can't seem to find any standard circuit diagrams for sequential reversing starter. The metal detector conveyor has manual mode and automatic reversal mode. Need to prevent the conveyor from going backwards during false signals or anything else while the conveyor is standstill. It should reverse...
  15. C

    Help Wiring Motor - Reversing Starter

    Hello Chaps I have inherited a motor with no starter. I have therefore bought a new switch but i am struggling to connect up. I would be very grateful if any forum members could give me some advise should they be familiar with this setup? It is a single phase motor, and i am trying to add a DOL...
  16. dlt27

    Swimming Pool Starter Help!

    Hi and thanks in advance. I have been called to a job to look at a faulty starter for a swimming pool. The starter apparently has never worked and swimming company has agreed to pay for it to be fixed ( there electrician has had 2 goes already). The starter is supposed to be wired so that if...
  17. Soulsurfer

    DOL starter / contactor

    Hey all, I have a couple of jobs to look at which one is apparently not working right as is a single phase supply through a D.O.L starter / contactor for I think a borehole pump and another that is running a fresh air ventilation system and is now tripping out ! The thing is I've never needed to...
  18. B

    12 volts out when Engine Start

    hi, I want my car stereo can power when the engine start, not when the panel lights turned-on. in short I want the car stereo power when there is an engine acceleration. with that wiring I can also top other wires for example my dc electric fan. what are your ideas? suggestions?
  19. T

    Control Panel Star Delta Starter

    Hello all. I’m after a bit of advice. Daft question I’m sure but when wiring a star delta starter in a panel is it necessary to use the electrical interlocks, i.e for the coil of the delta contactor, would you take the wire through the N/C of the Star contactor first?
  20. jaydub

    DOL Starter / Contactor questions...

    Hi guys, I have very limited experience with starters and contactors as my work has always been domestic and have not once come across either that I've needed to work on. Until now... I have been asked if I can update a swimming pool control panel and I think I have the general idea but am...
  21. Simon-0116

    3ph star delta starter motor drawing high amps

    Star delta starter / motor problem. Starter starts runs as should on bench with no motor connected. Getting 230v to e on all 6 uvw 1s and uvw2. 415 u1 to v2 etc etc. But nothing 1 to 2s. As expected. When motor connected up. (Single speed) it takes 3a in start on all . Drops into run fine but...
  22. david dutton

    Will 240V fluorescent tube starter work at 110v?

    Hi, I'm a novice looking for advice. I need to replace the fluorescent tube and starter on my American pinball machine. The current tube and starter operate at 110v The tube is a F18T 8CW which seems to be available in UK so I've ordered one of those. The existing starter is a UL brand with...
  23. T

    Your starter for a bonus of ten no conferring

    Hi your favourite poster of the month calling again. So everything works fine except 1 unit out of 12 on the call button. I repeat everything else is working fine except the call button on one unit. So the sharper eyed among you will see the white/blue is drifting around with nowhere to live...
  24. J

    Need Help At Four Stroke Combustion Engine

    Hi, I’m making a training tool/website to help people learn about engineering, but I’ve got a bit of a problem. I was working on 3D model of an engine and labelling parts etc. but there is one piece whose function I do not known (see below image). I’ve asked around but no one I know seems to...
  25. C

    Dol starter

    Hey guys posted a simular thread earlier regarding a dol starter, anyways popped down to check it out tonight, everything's seems to be ok, iv tested the nc and no terminals and etc etc, issue is you press the stop button and it takes a split second to stop. Should it not be an instant stop...
  26. C

    Dol starter

    Never really touched on motors always been domestic, any ways il cut to the chase, got a job dol starter 3ph not stopping on em stop button, am I right in assuming it can only be the dol stater is nakered, and just replace it, or could it be deeper and be overload setting wrong etc etc. Also to...
  27. T

    Newlec starter switch wiring

    Good Afternoon All, I have just bought second had elderly lathe off It is fitted with a single phase motor and all works OK except the red "off" button on the Newlec starter switch does not function. I would like to rectify this. It is wired up with the live feed into T1...
  28. N

    Advice please to replace this saw bench switch

    Hi... I purchased this circular saw bench locally for a good price and while it works great the switch on it has worried/annoyed me from the off and wanted to replace it ASAP .. Hopefully you can see it's a two pin socket connection into this on off switch.. I would like to replace it with an...
  29. B

    hot start problem

    I have an annoying problem with my Chevy Camper. When it is cold the starter turns nicely. When it is hot, the starter turns very very slowly and occasionally it will fire up. otherwise I have to leave it for ten minutes or so. I fitted a new starter and a new heavy duty battery and new...
  30. M

    3 phase motor

    Hi all Its not often i work with 3 phase so am looking for a bit of advise on cable and circuit breaker size. I have a job to install an isolator for a motor extraction in a small spray booth getting installed in a workshop. I was planning on using 2.5mm single core cable in already installed...
  31. J

    something is sucking my battery down!!!!

    Someone please help,i have a 99 f150 4.6 v8 and my guages went crazy one day,my lights Went dim and then my truck i thought is was alternator,i was wrong but i put a new alternator and new battery On it anyways.(thank god for warrantys)something is still drianing my battery.i pulled...
  32. A

    Converting Fluorescents into LEDs

    Has anyone had any experience with LED Fluorescent light fittings (strip lights). A customer of mine wants all of the lamps in her property replaced with LED ones. A few wholsalers seem to think you can just swap over the lamps and they will work without having to install new drivers etc. Is...
  33. M

    starter glow plug circuit

    Hi there, Ive recently been noing some work on my injector pump, when I pulled the IP out a few wires became muddled and now it doesn't crank. This is a CF Bedford with a LD28 from a Laurel (C32). Its had its original petrol engine and the current diesel, its also run off LPG in the past. The...
  34. S

    led supliers please

    ok iim strugling to find some t8 led replacement tubes. but im not after ones with a starter im after 230v mains powered. i know you can get them because a relative was trialing them out on trains for a while. problem is, we can't buy the amount required to get them from the same suppliers
  35. B

    New three phase motor winding burn out

    We have been involved in the installation of a dust extraction system which is powered by a fairly large 3 phase motor (18A). The motor was pre-wire to a control box on the side of the extraction housing and the star/delta starter was also pre-wired. The only wiring that was required was the 2...
  36. S

    Fluorescent fault overcurrent trip?

    4ft old style starter/ballast type fitting which when powered does nothing at all (not a flicker) but trips the 6A/30mA RCBO after maybe 3-5 secs. I didnt have my clamp meter with me when i went to see the fault but assume due to the time delay that its the overcurrent part of the RCBO rather...
  37. S

    Problem with LED GU10

    Hi, I've installed two LED GU10 lamps in a customers bathroom. They're on the same circuit as two fluorescent energy saving lamps already installed in the bathroom. So far, three LED lamps have blow (I replaced the first one, and now two have blown). Could the motors in the fluorescent lamps...
  38. P

    How do I charge 2 12V leisure batteries connected in series from my starter battery?

    Hello electrical sparkly people! Can anyone tell me I can charge two 12V leisure batteries from my starter battery? The leisure batteries are connected in series to charge a 24V 3000W (6000W peak) inverter. To confuse things, I also have two 12V batteries which came with my Ford Transit Jumbo...
  39. J

    How do you continuity test a motor circuit to obtain Zs

    Hi, I can't seem to get my head around how to test a 3 Phase Motor circuit to obtain the value of Zs. 1. After isolation of circuit and locking off u short out the 3 Phases on the motor terminal block with shorting straps. 2. At the Dist Board with a Low Ohm meter you test the resistance...
  40. D

    Industrial Strange fault - larger cable tripps mcb ????? Why ???

    Hi There I have a very strange one here , that no one iv asked seems to know the answer to . On a recent test i found a 6mm XPLE SWA cabel protected by a 63A D rated mcb , for 3 phase motor circuit . I desided to derate the mcb to a 50A but it triipped when ther motor was running . So i then...
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