burnt wrote:dusty wrote:Are we talking about the 110 vdc motor on the side of the ProPlaner. The variable speed motor that drives the ProPlaner feed rollers.
If we are - don't plug it into 220vac or you will need about $400 to buy a new feed motor.
The on/off switch on the control box switches 110vac to the ProPlaner motor AND to the control box. The control box contains a rectifier that converts the 110vac to 110vdc for the feed motor. If you was to apply 220vac to the control box the ProPlaner might run just fine but my guess is that the feed motor would run no more. Now you might get lucky and just blow the rectifier in the control box but I doubt that.
That's my suspicion as well, based on the fate of some of my electronics that were borrowed by someone who does not suspect such things. Said electronics are currently in a landfill in the Babylonian desert.
But anyway, I was just curious if anyone had found any documentation on the feed motor control box when using the PowerPro to run a Mark V(or 7)-mounted planer. Seems like something one might have jotted down while planing that full mile of white oak, y'know?
The receptacle that the SS is normally plugged into is merely 120v ac switched by the control power switch. That switch also supplies power to the DC feed motor control circuit(essentially a rectified dimmer circuit).
If that switch can handle the SS currents, the DC3300 is a snap.
The purpose of this post is to return to the SS mounted control box(not the pro planer). The control boxes are designed/intended for use with 120v ac period.
FWIW I think the larger Pro Planer motors would be more critical of the switch.
Keep in mind that the shut off function is redundant with the Power Pro since the feed/mounting position is moved to the quill side of the headstock and workpieces are fed from the headstock power switch side.
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