I just bought a new 300 watt, 24 volt DC electric motor which I plan to use in a couple projects I am working on. Here is a picture of it, http://www.electricscooterparts.com/ebaypics/COKEKMa.jpg The problem comes now that I want to turn the motor on and use it (something I guess I should have thought about in a bit more detail before hand). Do far, I have not been able to get it to work, I have hooked up a 30 volt DC power supply, but nothing happens. One would think that since this motor is suppose to output 300 watts, it would need at least that much power inputted (Power = volts*Amps). I seriously doubt that I was drawing 10 amps from my power supply while testing, as a matter of fact, its max is only 1 amp. So do you think this is the reason why it is not working? The only “documentation” I have on it I in the form of this picture, http://www.electricscooterparts.com/images/MOT-K24300hookup.jpg As you can see, it has a 5K Pot (whatever that means?) with Low, High, and Wiper setting. What exactly does this do and how would I use it? Also, I was looking for a better power supply option, rather than the AC/DC converter I tested it with. While browsing around Radio Shack, I saw these things, http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102701&cp=&kw=transformers&parentPage=search http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102703&cp=&kw=transformers&parentPage=search These transformers should be able to take the AC current from the wall and convert it down to about 25 VDC for use in the motor. But as you might be able to tell, I am not the most electrically savvy person around, and I don’t really trust myself with this type of stuff (especially with AC wall current) unless I get advice from others.