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Re: (ET) motors
Running three in series simply will not work.
Reason is if one motor encounters some resistance, it will immediately
stop and it's power will be transmitted to the two remaining motors.
Remember that a motor under load will drop resistance. If you have
another resistor in the circuit, it will just absorb more of the
voltage. Same reason you can't just put a resistor in series with a
motor and expect it to work.
This can be demonstrated on my daughter's Power Wheels car. In "slow"
speed, the motors are in series, in fast they are in parallel. When in
series, if one wheel starts to slip at all, it spins very fast as the
other motor stalls. If one wheel bogs down under load, it gets 0% power.
Just wondering, how would a fan motor, like from a truck, work as a
mower motor, again putting 3 in series to handle the voltage.
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