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Old 02-15-2020, 05:34 PM
Monte Becker Monte Becker is offline
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Merker Motor - German -> US electric supply

Hey all:

My wife just imported a Merker glass lathe - cool beans! The only (or at least first) problem is that the motor is setup for 50 Hertz/240 volts, where as what I have conveniently is 60 Hertz/120.

Choices are: Rig up a new motor or get the old motor to work. I'm keen on plan B (get the old motor to work.)

1) I've been given to understand the Hertz differential isn't a big issue - just the motor will run faster. Does that sound right?

2) Is there an easy way to convert from 120 to 240?

There are many converter kits out there, but many (say, the one I got from Target) doesn't transform the voltage, just changes the plug configuration... (Measured to check.)

I wanted to get some pics of the label on the motor - alas it was not easy to see as installed. I think I got the important parts - see attached.

Thanks for any clues in advance,

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