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12 volt motor variable speed controller

Guys, I got myself in a bit of a jam.

My neighbor goes to Florida every winter and leaves me to plow/salt his driveway in case of emergency(bastard hill)

He bought me a salt spreader made by a welding shop for my Ranger. It is a little thing. Holds about 200lbs of salt.

The guy who makes them uses a 12 Dayton electric motor on them. the problem is it is a 2350rpm motor. I want to slow it dow to keep the salt ON the driveway instead off off in the woods.

I am looking for something to carry the speed. I thought I had it figured out, I bout a used controller off ebay for a salt spreader but that ended up being no good. New ones are 300+. I really can't justify spending that kind of $$ to do his and my driveway

Is there anything I can get my hands on to vary the speed? I went to radio shack and they were no help

PLEASE HELP ASAP

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12v PM DC
HP: 1/35
RPM 2350
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-09-2013, 03:20 PM
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Re: 12 volt motor variable speed controller

Brad, what does the motor look like?
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Re: 12 volt motor variable speed controller

do you need a variable or fixed (reduced) speed ?

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Re: 12 volt motor variable speed controller

Motor looks just like this
PMDC Motor by DAYTON - Permanent Magnet Motors by Zoro Tools Industrial Supplies

I want a variable speed so I can fine tune it because I am not sure what RPM I want

Something like this would be GREAT but even w a 3 amp one it is $144
DC Variable Speed Controllers by DART CONTROLS - DC Speed Controls by Zoro Tools Industrial Supplies

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Re: 12 volt motor variable speed controller

such a small motor I would use an old 12 volt cordless drill trigger

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such a small motor I would use an old 12 volt cordless drill trigger
That is how I been testing it and making it spin like a bastard

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Anyone know if tho would work?
12V 40V 10A DC Pulse Width Modulation PWM Motor Speed Control Switch Governor | eBay

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Re: 12 volt motor variable speed controller

Sounds like it should work. The Pulse Width Modulation control keeps the motor from overheating that just reducing voltage would do (It will draw excessive current). And the current/voltage ratings seem in the ballpark.
For $6 its sounds good, just mount it in the cab and in area with air circulation so the unit is not exposed to the elements. Also isolate the electronic board from truck ground, just make electrical connections to the terminals only.
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Re: 12 volt motor variable speed controller

there use to be an aftermarket windshield wiper switch attachment that may work.
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Re: 12 volt motor variable speed controller

What about making the hole that the salt drops thru smaller ?


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