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Old 10-04-2008, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Series Motor - How Many Amps is Too Much?

I always wanted to see what was going on inside my motor as I was driving around. I made a video, and was a bit surprised by the results.

Turns out that a few amps makes quite a bit of difference. How hard do you accelerate?

In this video, there is a period of time that either the armature is 'over amped' or? Makes me wonder if there is a problem, or if it is normal for brushes to spark somewhat.

Anyways, enjoy!

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looks fine to me, your brushes look long and healthy too, almost new, some arcing is normal, I've seen worse out of my motor while on the bench.

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