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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
Single phase motors are described in the PDF file bulletin

Robbie Rhodes
Etiwanda, Calif.

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

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