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Old Apr 04, 2007, 01:57 PM
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Now bfore you begin with your next set of armatuers, check for stator shorts with an ohm meter (multi tester). The resistance between the wire and the metal of the stator should be infinite (ie. not continuity).

If you don't get a short, good job. Move on to the next set of armatuers. If you have a short, unwind that entire phase get a new wire and start over.

Side note: When winding, do not tug on the wires too hard. 1-2 lbs is plenty. Winding too tight will result in a shorted winding to the stator. If you find that your wires are not snug against your stator you can use a non metallic object such as a broken prop, flat carbon rod, or my favorite, a credit card to slide between the stator poles.
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