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  • Motor Test Box

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    We decided it was time for us to have a motor test box, so we could conveniently test motors on the bench before putting them on a machine.

    Just your basic box really, metal enclosure, transformer, contactor, capacitors, switches, etc, but certainly not 'ordinary'.

    We thought "why not spruce it up a bit, and make it flashy".... literally.

    So, this is what we came up with and my B designed and built it all himself, fantastic job...

    This is the contactor contained inside. We were NOT going to use some inferior quality contactor that would just fail, that would be pointless...

    This is the Stahl's "super-monster-contactor-that-lasts-forever"...

    FUN FACT: contactors don't work upside down, so it baffles me they work at all in PH

    And here is the box. Because of it's size and we aren't going to use it anywhere else it has been mounted to the underside of the workbench.

    It has a receptacle for the BE motor, a cord and plug for a combo, as well as labels for everything and safety toggle switch covers and neon indicators, to make it more professional, and this.....

    A STUPID BRIGHT flashing blue/red LED light such that you might find on emergency vehicles. This is solely to indicate that power to the box is switched on. Unnecessary? Perhaps, but really cool looking. It is programmable and can flash all kinds of different ways, including VERY fast.

    Check it out...

    And oh yes, it is fully functional not only testing a BE motor but starting and braking for a combo.

    • Jan-Willem
      Jan-Willem commented
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      Well I need to upgrade my orange light, build it 10 Years ago so LED was not that populair back then.

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    • Tablejam
      Tablejam commented
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      We used the AMF schematic found in the 82/70 electrical manual. Since that is copywrited material I cannot post it here but you can download it from the QA portal.

    • SweepHit
      SweepHit commented
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      Now thats a really neat tool! The mechanic that made that must have been a really intelligent and skilled worker!
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