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i found an ac motor off a very very large industrial compressor. i didnt buy it, i just found it at a metal scrap yard i found my dc motor at.

its about 100-130lbs, and the tag said 305v 3 phase ac motor, and i didnt really read the rest sorry :$

if i buy this motor, is there any way i can buy a controller for it( assuming the old one is no good) and use it in an electric vehicle?


i mean aside from the size as im not sure if this is big enough for an ac motor?

any opinions welcome, i was just curious :)
 

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do ac motors need specific controllers for themselves, or are they picky with which controller you couple them to?
 

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do ac motors need specific controllers for themselves, or are they picky with which controller you couple them to?
Sometimes :)

if i buy this motor, is there any way i can buy a controller for it( assuming the old one is no good) and use it in an electric vehicle?
It is unlikely that a compressor has a "controller" more than a contactor or maybe a starter. And yes, if it a 3 phase induction motor, you could buy an industrial controller for it. And could you use it in an EV? Maybe. My bet is it would be a daunting task for you, but possible.

Overall, this sounds like an unwise choice even if it is free :(

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major
 

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ok i see. is it a challenging task because the motor might not provide the right power for the vehicle, or is it the cost/rarity of an industrial controller? im just wondering because the guy wanted to sel me it as " metal scrap" for....lets say under 100$ :$ :D
 

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ok i see. is it a challenging task because the motor might not provide the right power for the vehicle, or is it the cost/rarity of an industrial controller? im just wondering because the guy wanted to sel me it as " metal scrap" for....lets say under 100$ :$ :D
I'd say both, and then being able to configure it to the requirements of an EV.
 
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