You have a SWITCHABLE speed motor -- it has two speeds, fast and slow.
Think of it as an DPDT switch. No electronics involved. Think of a
variable speed motor as being more like a volume control, so its speed
can be varied over any value from zero to high. Except that the speed is
NOT set by a pot, it's set by sending power to the motor in a train of
DC pulses (square/rectangular waves) whose frequency and/or ratio
between on and off is varied. As I hope we all have learned (by studying
electronics and/or math) any fast transition between on and off produces
an infinite series of harmonics, the strength of which depends primarily
on the speed of the transition.
Switching power on and off is a fast transition -- we often hear it in
our radios as a short pulse (even a crackle) of noise. That variable
speed waveform is doing it thousands of times a second, produces a
continuous train of crackles.
73, Jim K9YC
On 5/11/2018 12:36 PM, Dale Johnson wrote:
Question, what is considered a variable speed motor or furnace blower/fan? I
have a furnace that has variable speeds, one higher speed for when the air
conditioner is on then there is a couple speeds for when the furnace is on, one
lower, one higher when demand is greater, is this considered a variable speed
blower or fan? The furnace that I have produces no RFI that I can detect.
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