DIYAPASON-L Digest #119 - Monday, June 26, 2000
Re: starter relay for blower
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motor starter
  by "Kelvin Smith" <>

(back) Subject: Re: starter relay for blower From: <> Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 01:18:38 EDT   A 15 Amp switch between the console, motor, and power:   Kelvin! Should your house burn to the ground the insurance company can = bow out because of the illegal wiring. You cannot get around the legal ramifications of NOT putting in a magnetic starter with both overload and thermal protection. Insurance companies fall back on the National = Electrical Code when the trial begins and they always win.   Point two is safety. If you are working around the blower and the cat = hits the switch how many RPM will you be going before you get thrown out?   Think!   Al Sefl  
(back) Subject: motor starter From: "Kelvin Smith" <> Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 06:45:47 -0600   Hello,   Thanks to those who offered their help and advice on the wiring change I needed to do on my blower. I stared at the motor starter for quite a while the other day and suddenly I realized how simple it was. I was able to = hook it up the way I wanted and it worked fine.   I did a pretty thorough job of confusing people with my previous posting. = I am replacing my Klann console with a Moller drawknob console I acquired at Christmas time. The Moller console is on a rolling platform and I want to minimize the number of wires I have to string across the floor to hook it up. I have a power cord to plug into a regular outlet plus a catagory five wire which carries the communications for my Artisan contol system. There is a 5 volt signal on the cat 5 cable which goes up to the loft and activates a relay which turns on a 110v outlet up there. The power supply for the loft computer is plugged into that and there is another wire going to the blower room which powers coil in the starter motor to turn on the blower. It seemed like a strange arrangement for a single electrical = device to be using electricity from two different electrical circuits, one a 220 = v circuit and the other a 110 v circuit. But I saw that the coil could be disconnected from the 220 volt circuit and hooked up independently to the other circuit. Some jumpers also had to be moved to change it to 110 volt operation.   For our Christmas program this year I am recruiting a small choir (16 people). Normally I like to have the console in the middle of the wall at the end of the room. But for the Christmas program I can move it against the side wall and have some limited space for the choir in the middle. It'll be lots of fun. We're going to sing Rick Elliot's arrangement of Silent Night, Mendelssohn's There Shall a Star from Jacob, Holst's Let all Mortal Flesh, Mack Wilberg's Away in a Manger and Rutter's Candellight Carol.   I removed all the old wiring from the keyboards in the console and got all the computer stuff mounted. Then I hooked up enough stuff to get the = on-off switch working. Next I need to wire everything up to the input boards.   Kelvin