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Posted on Is it possible to make a treadmill lathe motor reversible??

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#1 posted 10-31-2018 09:31 PM

Depends on the motor… some will only run one way due to the way the brushes are oriented, some will run either way. Most should be fine and will spin either way. The DPDT w/center off is the way to do it, but make sure it’s rated for enough current (typically in the neighborhood of 20A give or take) – the switch shown in the video is way too small.

Here is my generic MC60 wiring diagram with the fwd/rev mod highlighted:


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