Thread: Porter Cable Router
Yea before i strip the machine down the router was running great im going to have to check and see if there is another power supply that was running the router, i know there is one under the table but i thought taht was for the vacuum pump maybe im using the wrong supply, I thought with that one being 110v it would be fine, ill have a look tomorrow and let you know.
Well to me its looks like the red and blue wires is going to the square block and that is your DC out +ve and -ve at the other end is mains AC in where it is marked L and N but the earth seems to be connected to the bolt that is going through the centre of the transformer and if here is a metal plate on top it could be causing a shorted turn in the transformer. that needs checking out.
One other point is you need to check if this was wired for 110V or 230V before use and it need a good clean up with new connection block fitted ...Clive
This is not a motor it is a power supply
Last edited by Clive S; 20-07-2013 at 04:58 PM.
That's a DC powersupply.
Before you stripped the electrics, did you take a note of where the router was wired previously?
I'm wondering if somebody had just wired it into the 240 previously...
Check the motor plate on the porter cable. I had one that was definately 240 v.
Thanks for the comments the motor is definitly 120v so i think i will get a 110v site transformer and try one of those I can find any info on the power supply i have and dont want to risk damaging the router motor.
I'll keep you informed.
Have you considered charging the router for a good spindle, such as this one:
WATER-COOLED MOTOR SPINDLE 2.2KW + MATCHING INVERTER d8 | eBay
Plenty of other threads saying why they're so much better than standard routers...
I have been looking at different routers but i wa s looking to get one the same diameter as the porter cable router to save making any adjustments to the router and also i want one to be able to cut aluminum.
The mount on my machine is for a 102 mm diameter motor its just handy if i don't have to change it.
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