Not sure if 9.5 ohms is indicative of a short in the windings or not,
but with everything you've told us, I suspect it is. I'd go out and
check against a small motor here but the shop is in the garage and
temperature is falling like a rock right now. I'd rather stay inside by
MY wood stove.<g>
Short in the winding is different from a short to ground. The latter is
going to blow the fuse or trip the breaker, the former should heat it up
as instead of having 2000' of wire in the windings, the "short" will, in
effect, shorten the total length of the windings.
At least that's my understanding of it. We have enough electricians
hanging around here that if I'm all wet, they'll hose me down and let me
hold a plugged in toaster as they do so<g>
On Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:42:16 -0500, Keith Nuttle wrote:
One thing to consider, If the fan is running with a less restricted air
flow on your bench it will be loaded heavier than if the flow is
somewhat restricted, more flow, more load, more amps, more heat...
Sounds counterintuitive but a blocked fan will draw the least amount
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