Chris Sturgeon wrote:William, this may be a good motor to use backward.
Do you have any use for battery charging or other trickle-in loads? This paired with a wind-mill or hydro-wheel could make a decent generator.
William James wrote:
Also, i was totally unable to attach anything to the shaft. It has one of those raised parts on the shaf that you probably need a special attachment for.
bruce Fine wrote:I always thought it was dc motors that could be used as a generator not ac motors. most common ac motors are usually 1800 rpm or 3600 rpm if they are the same hp 1800 rpm motor will have twice the torque of a 3600rpm motor.
a crude way to reform a motor shaft is with a file while it is running.
Eliot Mason wrote:What in the world are you trying to do? That motor is rated for 1.5 hp or 2hp depending on configuration - which is a LOT of force. Spinning at 2750-2950 RPM is indeed fast (that's like power-tool, table saw fast) but it should have lots of power for anything that you can accomplish with half a bicycle!