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Wanting to run the following motor using a 12V (car battery)

  1. Oct 11, 2015 #1
    I am hoping to run the following motor using a 12v (car battery).

    This battery would run until a charge is needed

    Just curious on what's needed for an Inverter and how easily/cheap it could be accomplished..

    Motor specs


    FHP-Motors

    1~mot. 100w
    115v 50/60 MHz

    I'm novice in this area, let me know if more information is needed
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2015 #2

    davenn

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    hi there
    welcome to PF :smile:

    is the motor going to be running continuously or will it be lots of start/stopping during use ?
    if start/stopping, please give some idea of on time Vs off time

    these things will determine inverter requirements

    cheers
    Dave
     
  4. Oct 11, 2015 #3
    I'm hoping to power a small riding toy for my son, that being said there will be plenty of start & stopping periods..


    And thanks for the quick response
     
  5. Oct 11, 2015 #4

    davenn

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    OK ... there's going to be lots of losses using an inverter to step up to 115V, this will cut down battery life

    have you looked into DC motors ?
     
  6. Oct 11, 2015 #5
    I just happened to come across this motor for a reasonable price. I'm hoping (for this project) to get even a 1/2 hour to an hour of running time.. If it's unlikely, then I'll just move on to another project :)
     
  7. Oct 11, 2015 #6

    davenn

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    don't give up so easily :wink:

    do some googling on 12VDC motors with wattage rating of say 150 - 250 W
    have a look and see what is available

    cheers
    Dave
     
  8. Oct 11, 2015 #7
    Thanks Dave, I will take a look :)
     
  9. Oct 13, 2015 #8
    RC Motors have a lot of variety and are in a competitive consumer market - keeping prices down. The other option is look for used - child riding toys / broken or otherwise and re-use.
     
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