Richard (Rick) Karlquist wrote:
> Dubovsky, George wrote:
>> You will still lose torque with a pwm light dimmer. You will need something
>> like an variable speed drive, where you vary the drive frequency and voltage
>> simultaneously, essentially synthesizing a complete sine wave at an
>> adjustable frequency. I use them on three-phase motors on my lathe and mill,
>> but they are also available for single-phase motors. Not cheap, but less
>> than the Hole Hawg ;-)
>> geo - n4ua
> The idea of the PWM method is that you have full torque when
> on, but are not on all the time. You do lose horsepower, but
> not torque,
You still lose average torque. The motor has inertia and when hit with
a series of pulses you still have a heating problem under load.
> AFAIK. It's similar to pulsing the ON/OFF switch
Which can also lead to excessive heating.
> on the drill. I am not sure if there is any difference between
> a PWM motor speed controller and a light dimmer.
> A variable frequency drive sounds like something for an AC induction
> motor. Most drills AFAIK are AC/DC motors, for which frequency is
> obviously irrelevant.
> If the above is wrong, someone correct me. I want to get a
> Hole Hawg too, as soon as I figure out how to slow it down.
> Rick N6RK
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