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Old 11-26-2007, 10:21 AM   #191 (permalink)
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12-09-2006, 04:59 Pm

Well, we tested the motor today in both directions. With the field connections reversed (compared to “stock”), the motor turns much more slowly: 1480 RPM @ 12 volts, vs. 2275 RPM.

I’ve just posted a question to the EV list. 800 RPM seems to me like a huge difference to be fixed with a brush timing adjustment alone. Then again, what do I know? I’ve already demonstrated I’m no expert!

Will post back when I’ve learned more.

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