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Hi, new here and need some help with a motor I purchased from ebay for my cauldron creep head. It's a 110v, 5rpm synchronous motor. I am not sure how to power it. I have connected it directly to 110v power with a cord and to a motor controller but neither worked. Any help appreciated!
 

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Test by inserting each wire into a wall socket( carefully). It should run fine. Just attach to a basic lamp cord, wrap up each wire with some electrical tape and you should be good to go.
 

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i have one, works directly from wall source. take an doner cord and wire nut one lead to each wire (or one to white/one to black for three wire cord). if nothing happens then reverse them.
 

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I've had maybe 3,000 of those motors over the last couple years (still have 100 left $10.00 each shipped or $18.50 each shipped with the motor in a case and power cord attached) or one like it the TYD same motor just different torque...

use any cord off a lamp old fan anything you plugged into a electric outlet and wire it to the two wires coming from the motor. It does not matter which wire you connect on the cord. The important thing and what should be obvious...use wire nuts and tape them up really well. You will get shocked (maybe death) if you touch two naked 110v wires. If it doesn't turn when you plug it into a outlet you have a bad connection or a burnt out motor.

Like I said I had at least 3,000 and don't believe I've ever had one that was burnt out when I got it...I've fired a couple myself and a few has bad gears but all of them turned when power was supplied.
 

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Yea it worked, I must have just had the wires backwards. I actually ordered two and couldn't get either to work lol. Im usually pretty mechanically inclined and figured they should be easy to power. Here's a pic of ol creepy so far:
 

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These motors will reverse directions once the reach their torque limits so you will have to balance your weight. But they will work for the stirring motion because I've used them for that. I have a lot of prop experience with this motor and one of the best ways to connect something to the shaft is use a piece of PVC and bolt it to the shaft through the holes in it . You will need threadlock to keep the screw from backing out if you use the thread hole in the shaft. Lowe's carries the 4mm screws that fit the threaded shaft

 

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Maybe your motor controller had something to do with the motor not turning. Having the wires backwards shouldn't have any effect on it powering up.

Your creep is looking really good so far!
 

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Thanks Dave, your creep really helped me along with mine! Got the motor working and everything else. Just have to do some little tweaks here and there and the mechanical aspect will be finished.

 

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