Reversing a shaded pole motorThis article and videos contributed by Ron Walters
Shaded pole motors come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are convenient for powering displays, models and marble machines. Sometimes these motors are running in the opposite direction to what we would prefer. Most of them are constructed so we can reverse the rotation by reversing the field. It is fairly easy to take these apart to turn over the stator which reverses the field so the motor will run in the opposite direction.
It's easy to determine the direction of rotation of a shaded pole motor. The rotor will always turn from the middle of the pole towards the "shaded" portion of the pole. The shaded part of the pole is with the small exposed copper windings.
This motor will run clockwise, seen from this side.
To reverse the motor, start by removing the bearing holder...
The stator contains the shading poles. The position of shading poles determines the direction of rotation of the rotor. We want to flip over the stator so the shading poles end up on the opposite side.
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