the horiz position was less effort & current draw... so it worked,,,,
if you put a voltmeter at the motor you will see what is happening ,,,,
not good , and i've burned out a chain saw that way.... and almost
wiped out a rental concrete vibrator,,, that only needed 5 amps... :)
I'm gong to run # 10 out to the to new tower for the motor,,,
your extension was probably a 14 gauge...and will either draw so much
current you'll pop the circuit breaker drawing too much current ( in
the cable) or burn out the motor.,,..
( i think it has overtemp )...
At 10:20 PM 7/18/2010, Fredric Serota wrote:
>Just finished building new SteppIR DB36 and mounting on new TX455. First
>time lifting tower vertical, it went up about half way and the motor slowed
>to a stop. Tried bringing it down partly, then fully and it wouldn't start
>to lift again, just kind of groaning. Tilted tower over to almost horizontal
>and the motor extended the tower without apparent problem. Checked for
>anything interfering and found nothing. Limit switches seem to be working
>fine. Brought back to vertical again, and the motor just groans, won't lift.
>Running at 120 volts 15 amps as it comes wired from the factory. Powering
>with a 100ft extension cord (orange) from an outlet in our garage.
>Any ideas appreciated. Do people wire these motors for 220? Would that be
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