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What can I build with an old vacuum motor??

Old 04-21-2020, 01:06 AM
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I have a partially broken vacuum and the parts are just crying out to be transformed into something fun. Any links to someone who has use a vacuum motor to power an rc car? is it possable to use a speed control with it? any ideas?
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:02 PM
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I have a partially broken vacuum and the parts are just crying out to be transformed into something fun. Any links to someone who has use a vacuum motor to power an rc car? is it possable to use a speed control with it? any ideas?
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Old 04-25-2020, 04:29 AM
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An old vacuum?????????
Old 04-25-2020, 05:29 AM
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An "interesting" concept, no doubt! LOL

As odd as it might sound initially, it's something that can bear some thought. A vacuum motor is brushed and as such should be capable of running on DC current (if I recall what I learned in electrical theory correctly). The windings however are designed to operate at a certain voltage and depending on what part of the world you might be located, the voltage needed to run the motor probably exceeds all practical possibilities for batteries to supply that kind of voltage.

While it makes no real sense to attempt powering an RC vehicle by this means (unless you have a real long extension cord LOL), it could make for some interesting experimentation if you have a lot of time on your hands.

What's really puzzling to me is that you indicated that the vacuum isn't any good and the only thing that does anything in a vacuum is the motor so I'd expect that the motor isn't any good. So why bother???
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Something that sucks
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Interesting, it blows and sucks.The suction side can be used to make a vacuum forming box, the output side makes a leaf blower, balloon inflater. and a noisy fan.

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