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Addison Berry
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Username: Addison

Post Number: 5
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 11:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I bought a used peristaltic pump (motor and head) for $24. The motor is a Permanent Split Capacitor type. I'm not sure what to do with the wires sticking out of the back. I've got a black/yellow out of the motor and a black(grey?) coming out of the capacitor.

I can do regular black, white, ground wiring. I have done basic household electrical like ceiling fans and Ranco controller but I've never had to deal with a black/yellow wire and I'm not sure what to do with these. Help.
 

Brandon Dachel
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Username: Brandon

Post Number: 1568
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 01:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, it's an AC motor so, um, plug it in. If I had to fashion a guess, I'd say that the yellow/black wire is the 'hot' side of AC and that gray is the return.
 

don price
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Username: Donzoid

Post Number: 673
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 03:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't let the magic smoke out of it...

Don
 

Jim Keaveney
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Username: Jimkeaveney

Post Number: 699
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 02:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

i cant help you. i electrocuted myself yesterday fixing my air conditioner. fortunately the tip of my finger just grazed whatever it was and knocked me on my ass. no smoke coming out of my ears but took my heart awhile to get back to normal.

moral: don't reach up into your hvac system blindly. at least i got the ac working
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 1725
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 08:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jim, sounds like you had the pleasure of discharging a capacitor