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electric wheel chair motor
« on: March 31, 2012, 11:19:53 AM »
I'm wondering if a 12v electric  wheel chair motor would have the power the move a 500lb saw head up and down the track while sawing lumber,I have a chance to acquire one,two motors and joy stick,would chain drive be ok?
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Re: electric wheel chair motor
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 11:30:33 AM »
do you have more info on the motor?? 
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Re: electric wheel chair motor
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 11:38:50 AM »
It will. They are made to push 300+lb people around at decent speeds on variable terrain. It's much easier to push your carriage through a log. Mine works and my carriage is around 1000lbs.

Edit: Oh, and almost all your wheelchair motors are 24v, not 12. They will run fine on 12, but at half the speed and half the power. Still ok for power feed.

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Re: electric wheel chair motor
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 12:12:14 PM »
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I noticed their were two plug ins 24 volt is no problem is your mill chain drive
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Re: electric wheel chair motor
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 12:17:19 PM »
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I don't know much about them the guy had what was left of a hovaround after a car run over it,all the wiring was there and I noticed the motors had brakes on both all for $20.00
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Re: electric wheel chair motor
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 12:29:04 PM »
well for 20 bucks ya cant go wrong.  I spent that much on the mega millions last night! 8)  Dont know if i won anything or not yet.. but i know i didnt win the jackpot. :)
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Re: electric wheel chair motor
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 07:20:42 PM »
It all depends on your gearing.  A dremel tool motor was used to lift a mini cooper.  The question is how fast do you want to lift it?  The speed at which you can lift it is a function of the gearing and the torque output of the motor.  Less torque means a sacrifice in speed and visa versa.  Your gear or pulley sizes must be sized appropriately.
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Re: electric wheel chair motor
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 08:51:52 PM »
Them motors should work just fine on 12 volts, even they were designed for 24 v. My mill has a home-made autoclutch using one. Be aware that the internal brake works backwards. Apply power to release the brake. If that is a problem, take it apart and remove the brake disks and spring. The joystick controller is actually 2 independent controllers coupled to 1 stick. Those controllers are designed for 24 volt and may or may not work on 12 v.
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Re: electric wheel chair motor
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 10:31:18 PM »
   I have posted this before but here is a Norwood Mill I put a wheelchair motor
on. They run fine on 12 volts but the controller needs 24 volts to run.
I sold the mill before I used it very much but the motor ran the mill with plenty
of power and speed.  (the little stop glitches are digital and not in the actual running)

That is a sassafras log I am sawing there that came from behind my house. There is some interest on sassafras on another thread. I have another almost this size.
 




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Re: electric wheel chair motor
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 04:08:31 AM »
pyrocasto
I noticed their were two plug ins 24 volt is no problem is your mill chain drive
tj

One is for brakes, and the other power. My mill is chain drive. One chain down one side ran over a sprocket on the wheel chair motor. I used to use 12v to cut, and 24v to return, but now have upgraded to variable speed 24v cut. Much nicer to have.


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