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label on motor says "DC Motor" but also "115v 60hz"

by MrOrangeKitty
posted 11-23-2018 11:46 PM

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#1 posted 11-23-2018 11:59 PM

he AC from the wall is being converted to DC for the motor by a controller that also provides with the variable speed functionality.

what is the experience you are seeing when you turn the lathe on?

the motor should have 2 wires running to it. can you check with a volt meter if it is getting the needed voltage? that would help you figure out if it’s the controller or the motor (same goes for the controller inputs)

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#2 posted 11-24-2018 04:18 AM

Double check the controller box. Mine filled up with dust causing it to overheat and shut off.

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 11-24-2018 11:58 AM

Teknatool (the maker of the Nova Comet II) does not carry parts for the Comet II anymore. Any ideas on where to look for parts?

The Comet II is a current production lathe, no? Are you saying you can’t get parts from them for a currently made machine?

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