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Discussion in 'All other topics' started by Pegasis, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Pegasis

    Pegasis Regular member

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    I'm posting this here because, this forum has been of great use when in need of help and of great satisfaction when helping, but now i am in need of some more help that does not relate to anything computer or software wise, and i am unsure if afterdawn have an appropriet site for me to post on about this but...

    I am wondering if it is possible to control an ac washer motor with a dimmer switch.

    It's a bit of a project and i have googled for hours not being able to find an answer that gives me a definate answer.

    So any help would be apreciated.

    P.S

    I am real sorry if this question is not allowed to be asked on this forum, and if i could be directed to one that can before the thread is closed.

    Thanks.
     
  2. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    you can but you may not have the range you are looking for.the voltage rating on the motor is the max rating that it can handle.going below that ie with a dimmer will decrease the motors power and its speed as well.hope that is what you are looking for.
     
  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    can be done but depends on what you are trying to do as will loose torque power.
     

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