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    Wal, I've used a microwave motor in the past for a project. they operate on 240v though and are quiet and about 2 quid. Here's one on ebay with 33RPM speed.

    AC 220-240V 4W 33RPM CW/CCW Microwave Oven Synchronous Motor | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwant1 View Post
    Wal, I've used a microwave motor in the past for a project. they operate on 240v though and are quiet and about 2 quid. Here's one on ebay with 33RPM speed.

    AC 220-240V 4W 33RPM CW/CCW Microwave Oven Synchronous Motor | eBay
    Cool, I may jib down to the local tip for a rummage... Thanks for the heads-up! You too, Longy - wiper motor certainly looks feasible.

    Wal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wal View Post
    Cool, I may jib down to the local tip for a rummage... Thanks for the heads-up! You too, Longy - wiper motor certainly looks feasible.

    Wal.
    Wal how about a small stepper motor. ..Clive

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    I did think about that, Clive (you might have suggested it in passing a while back) - was worried that they get pretty hot under continuous use, if I ran it off my control box under a new LinuxCNC profile, it would mean leaving my gear powered up unattended, not too keen on that either - call me paranoid..!

    Something will turn up!

    Wal.
    Last edited by Wal; 29-05-2014 at 01:19 PM.

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    A microwave motor may work well. If you spin one round and poke your fingers on the terminals you get a reasonable shock, which is quite entertaining.

    A cheap (i.e. 2nd hand) drill should also work without requiring much gearing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Wal how about a small stepper motor. ..Clive
    Stepper motor are good (ish) when you need to control position, but for spinning things in general you're better off with other motor types as they're a lot more efficient and simpler to drive, so should be cheaper.
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    Why not weld a container to the centre of your car wheel and go for a drive. Better still do it on the morning commute.
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    Gav,

    You're not taking this seriously, are you..?

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    Sledgehammer -

    Meet walnut...



    230VAC cap-start induction motor.

    Having contacted several places in the UK - and had literally zero replies - the motor (5IK40GN-C) was eventually bought from China (Ningbo Leison Motor Co.) along with a couple of gearboxes (30rpm/60rpm). Great service, gearboxes made to order with no problems or delays whatsoever!

    Since buying, I've come across this company:

    http://www.vipa.co.uk/products/vipa-.../ac-induction/

    Who offer very similar motors at prices (once duty and p&p are taken in to account) that are near comparable with what you'd pay buying in from China. Furthermore, the guy in sales knew what he was talking about and responded within minutes.

    Anyway, if this project has taught me anything, it's this: "A good electric motor that you want to perform a specific task is going to cost you a bit more than you thought."

    Which could well be a Chinese proverb...

    Wal.

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