Originally Posted by mustangwally
Thanks Skysailor, I have tried a full wind this afternoon but I must admit it's pretty untidy. Squeezing in the eleventh turn on some of the poles looks a strand too far. I wound it AabBCcaABbcC and I've just given it a quick try on the bench. With a 11"x 6" on it's only drawing 6 amps @ 11volts, i.e. less than 50 watts. Maybe I'd better check my winding pattern!!!
What did you use for a pattern?
If it is a 12N14P motor you can see a wind image by entering 12 for Slots and 14 for Magnetpoles here:
That will produce an image of the AabBCcaABbcC scheme you said you used. You can also get by going to the Advanced mode, entering the AabBCcaABbcC scheme, and 14 Magnetpoles.
As far as getting all of the turn on, are you threading the last turn or two through? Or does there appear that doing that would help?
There is a description of how to thread turns here if you are not familiar with that: