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Old 02-09-2006, 05:32 PM
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6 Volt or 12 Volt

I bought a used heater blower motor, just the right size for what I need,but I don't know how to tell if it is 6 volt or 12 volt. Then if it turns out to be 6 volt is there any way I can make it work in my 12 volt system? Thanks jack

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Doc here,

Quick and easy way is to set your battery Charger up for 6 Volts, and run it full speed, Note the draw, and speed of the motor, If it seems to slow, and pegs the meter, try it on 12 volts..

There is no data on the motor at all? usually they stamp something into the body of the motor..

If it is 6 volts, you can get a ceramic dropping resistor of proper wattage to run it on 12 volts, at the auto parts store, just tell them what your doing.

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Doc here,

Quick and easy way is to set your battery Charger up for 6 Volts, and run it full speed, Note the draw, and speed of the motor, If it seems to slow, and pegs the meter, try it on 12 volts..

There is no data on the motor at all? usually they stamp something into the body of the motor..

If it is 6 volts, you can get a ceramic dropping resistor of proper wattage to run it on 12 volts, at the auto parts store, just tell them what your doing.

Doc

There is no markings and it is painted that brown crinkle paint that you see in the forties early fifties. Anyway thanks for the info, jack
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