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Hi guys, I hope someone can help me out. I'm building a belt grinder and have acquired a 230v 2hp 2800rpm single phase motor. Although it runs fine I would like it to run in the opposite direction and add an on/off switch. I took the cover plate off to see what was what and although i'm no expert the way it's wired looks odd. I don't know why it just seems unlike what i have seen before. I thought the cap leads should go to W1 & V1 not U1. Can someone cast an eye over it and just confirm it looks ok and maybe let me know what to swap to change direction. I think I just need to swap the jumpers from W2-U1 to W2- U2 and U2-V1 to U1-V1. But as I say i'm no expert! Much appreciated, I attach some photos of all I know!
I've been looking around the net, but I can't find a decent answer anywhere. I bought a (really) old forge & hood with smoke extractor. Both work with elektro engines and I'd like to give both a 'maintenance' since they are so old and haven't been used in a few years. I was wondering what oil/grease I should use to lubricate them? Both engines have this little "hole" to put grease/oil in them, how do I use this? Any hints that put me in the right direction would be helpful. Thanks!