# How do you test a Dahlander motor?

## How do you test a Dahlander motor?

Get a megger and connect to test the integrity of the motor winding with respect to earth ground… Then connect to the core, and to the ends of the coil windings. The readings should be all very high, no lower or less than a megohm readings..

### How do you check for bad windings on a motor?

You should test the windings for a “short to ground” in the circuit and open or shorts in the windings. To test your motor for short to ground, you’ll need to set the multimeter to ohms and disconnect the motor from its power source. Then inspect each wire and look for infinite readings.

#### What is Dahlander winding?

A Dahlander motor achieves different speeds by switching the configuration of the electrical windings, indirectly adding or removing poles and thus varying the rotor speed. The poles can be varied at a ratio of 1:2 and thus the speed can be varied at 2:1.

How much resistance should a motor winding have?

The reading should be between 0.3 to 2 ohms. If it is 0, there is a short. If it is over 2 ohms or infinite, there is an open. You can also dry the connector and retest to possibly get more accurate results.

What do you use to test a motor winding?

Ensure all power has been removed from motor circuit and that the breaker has been tagged. When a bad motor winding cannot be found by a physical inspection, many times an ohmmeter may show that there is a defective winding. Most repair shops will use a “megger” or a ground insulation tester.

## How is the speed of a Dahlander motor determined?

The Dahlander motor is based on a ‘consequent pole’ connection. The primary factor in determining the speed of an induction motor is the number of poles, given by the formula. where. A regular induction motor has an equal number of opposite poles; that is, at any instant, there are an equal number of North and South magnetic poles.

### How can I tell if my motor is 2 speed or 2 winding?

If both sets of 3 leads have good surge test patterns, the motor is either a 2-speed 2-winding motor, or a skip- pole part-winding start. Test run the assembled motor with each set of 3 leads, and use a tachometer to determine the rpm. If both operate at the same speed, the connection must be a skip-pole part-winding start.

#### How can I test the resistance of the windings?

Consult the motor schematic or a diagram of the motor’s windings and use the meter to measure the resistance of the windings. Each winding leg should have some small resistance reading.