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Pipe Organ Blower Motor Problem
By Robbie Rhodes

I asked Bruce Newman for more information.  He reports that a
capacitor is mounted on the motor.  Three wires are provided for
operating power and control functions, colored black, red and white.
The motor nameplate says it is a 1-phase motor, 220V, 60 HZ; the maker
is Brook Crompton Parkinson Motors, Doncaster, England.

The wire colors hint that the motor is built to UK specifications for
220V 1-phase mains, not the North American split phase (120-0-120V)
mains.  The proper use of the three wires isn't yet known.

The manufacturer's web site is http://www.brookcrompton.com/
Single phase motors are described in the PDF file bulletin  
http://www.brookcrompton.com/pdf-files/2227e_1phase_v1.1e.pdf

Robbie Rhodes
Etiwanda, Calif.


(Message sent Tue 1 May 2007, 02:16:00 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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