pgosselin Posted September 1, 2006 Report Share Posted September 1, 2006 Hi all, I am well on my way to completing a homemade drum sander with a one hp, 110/220, one phase, reversible motor I got off of eBay. Only problem is that I can't distinguish which colored wires to connect to make this sucker run. I don't want to connect my wires incorrectly and blow something up. There isn't a wiring diagram on the motor that I can tell. (Not even on the inside of the wiring access plate.) The other tricky thing is that this motor was manufactured in England so the colors of the wires may be different from the ones here in the US. If anyone can suggest how to wire this thing up, I would really appreciate it. There are 5 wires: red, blue, yellow, black, and twisted yellow/green. After Googling electric wiring diagrams for an hour or so it looks to me like yellow/green is the British color code for the ground wire. It's the other wires I can't figure out. Some other information if it will help: The motor is reversible. It was manufactured by GEC Machines, Ltd. It is type BC2511/12DP. 1725 rpms. Frame 56. Capacitor start. 5/8" shaft. Thanks for any help you can offer on this--even if it's to tell me how to use my multitester to figure it out. Paul Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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