LumberJocks

clagwell's Blog

  • Advertise with us
This blog is written by clagwell | 3 entries so far

Latest Entry

Harbor Freight Rikon Impeller Upgrade – Is It Worth It? #3: Help! My motor's smoking!

12-03-2019 08:35 PM by clagwell | 1 comment »

Well, no, it’s not really. I was just afraid that no one would look at a post with a boring title like “Temperature Rise”. Temperature rise may be boring but it’s important to the life of a motor. In fact, it’s critical to the lifetime of nearly everything electrical and electronic. Insulation weakens with age. It ages faster at higher temperatures. The hotter a motor runs the shorter it’s life. The same for an extension cord. When operated at it’s temperature rating the motor insulation will have lost no more than 50% of it’s mechanical strength in 20,000 hours. There’s a rule of thumb that a change of 10C in operating te...

Read this entry »

Older Entries


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com