Blower DIY project

Old 04-07-23, 09:25 AM
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Blower DIY project

Hello, I have Fasco blower Model A249 for a DIY project, and was hoping someone could answer a few questions
Looking at the wiring(decently thick white black and green wires going to the plug) and listed voltage(115 Volts), it should work off household current correct?
Also, do you where I can buy a plug to match the one it came with?

Finally could this blower be wired into a dimmer switch, or would that be a bad idea?

Old 04-07-23, 10:34 AM
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There are a million different type plugs and sockets. I would start by looking at "Molex". They are a big provider of electrical connectors and created or set the standard for many.

You should be specific about the dimmer you want to use since there are different types. A digital led dimmer is very different than a old fashioned rotary dial rheostat. I don't think you can control that draft inducer motor with a dimmer but we have a pro on the forum that should be along soon to answer with more knowledge.
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Can anyone see the pictures clearly? All I see is pixelized dots.
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Google picture search, came up as the first item.
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A multi-speed single phase motor is usually, if not always, more expensive and manufacturers keep costs as low as they can, you only have the minimum number of conductors for 120VAC power and Fasco says it's a single speed motor, 3400 RPM (suggesting a 2-pole induction wound motor). Put all that together and I would say you're not going to vary the speed.

Keep in mind that your connector is gendered; you need the opposite gender. Also, the metal connectors are sold separately (I've only seen bags of 100), are also gendered and may require a special crimping tool. If your application allows it, I would get rid of the plug and mount a terminal strip.
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Just cut off the plug and connect using wirenuts.
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