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Old 03-08-2013, 07:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mechman600 View Post
What dies when the heat gets too high? Is it an "over time" thing, where too many amps over a period of time cause something to degrade quicker than normal, or is it something that happens quickly?
There can be a number of problems. Lacquer can be burned off the copper coil windings causing shorts. Epoxies can let loose say from the internal magnets. Too hot and even the insulation can melt. Bearings can wear more rapidly. I'm sure there are a few I've left out.
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