Bridge Rectifier for Thrige Titan 10 HP Motor

In summary, the conversation is about the best type and size of bridge rectifier to use with a Thrige Titan 10 HP, 7.5 KW, 240V DC motor that has an excitation of 150/300 V and 1.4/0.7 A. The motor will be used to power a winch for pulling logs and can be set up as shunt, series, or compound. The participants also discuss the safety precautions and necessary components for such a project, with a general consensus on using a series configuration and having a gear drive on the output. Overall, the conversation emphasizes the importance of having a sound background in electronics and electricity before attempting this project.
  • #1
Could anyone suggest what size and best type of bridge rectifier to use with this motor,Thrige Titan 10 HP, 7.5 KW,240V DC- 36.3 Amp,Excitation 150/300 V- 1.4/0.7 A.
Also would I be able to run this motor off my house current of 240 V, This motor will be used to power a winch for pulling logs and the wiring diagram shows it can be set up as, shunt, series or compound, also what would be the best setup with these three if it can be used, Thanks for any info, Rodger
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  • #2
You are asking for a high voltage, high current device. Without a sound background in electronics and electricity you should avoid such a project.

I think you will find that most knowledgeable people are reluctant to offer remote help with potentially lethal circuitry.
  • #3
I did not know I had to post my qualifications to receive a answer to my question but thanks anyway, and I will try to keep my fingers out of light sockets
  • #4
Hmm. Now I'm no expert, but I think you would need to build the bridge from discrete high voltage power diodes. You would need all the appropriate hardware to connect these diodes. eg heat sinks and cabling. And I would want it in some sort of electrical enclosure. Do you have access to any power component suppliers?
  • #5
I am no expert by a long shot but would not something like this work , Bridge Rectifier ~ 50 amp 1000V Single Phase GBPC5010 4
  • #6
For pulling logs, wiring the motor in series would probably be best. Series wound motors have best torque at low RPM's and are very good at moving a dead lift. Although, if you have a gear drive infront of it, a shunt wound configuration might also work because it won't "run away" on you with no load attached. You just won't get the starting torque that a series motor offers.
  • #7
I also think series is the way to go here too. I would expect for certain a gear drive would be on the output. This should be enough to keep the motor from over reving simply because of the friction.

1. What is a bridge rectifier?

A bridge rectifier is an electronic component used to convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC). It consists of four diodes arranged in a specific configuration to rectify the AC signal.

2. Why is a bridge rectifier needed for the Thrige Titan 10 HP motor?

The Thrige Titan 10 HP motor requires DC power to function, but most power sources provide AC power. Therefore, a bridge rectifier is needed to convert the AC power to DC power for the motor to operate.

3. How does a bridge rectifier work?

A bridge rectifier works by using the diodes to block the negative or positive parts of the AC signal, allowing only the desired part (positive or negative) to pass through and create a unidirectional current.

4. What are the benefits of using a bridge rectifier for the Thrige Titan 10 HP motor?

Using a bridge rectifier ensures that the Thrige Titan 10 HP motor receives a consistent and stable DC power supply, which can improve its performance and longevity. It also protects the motor from potential damage caused by fluctuations in the AC power supply.

5. Can any bridge rectifier be used for the Thrige Titan 10 HP motor?

No, it is important to select a bridge rectifier with the appropriate voltage and current ratings to match the requirements of the Thrige Titan 10 HP motor. Using an incompatible bridge rectifier can damage the motor and potentially cause safety hazards.

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