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 Posted: Mon Jan 15th, 2018 06:58 pm
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Brandon Sylvester
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What kind of reading should I get from a Vornado 20C1 speed coil?



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 Posted: Tue Jan 16th, 2018 12:17 am
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Levi Mevis
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Your reading you have on your speed coil looks about right, because the speed coils are usually a a very low ohm reading such as what you have there, for example my 1914 Menominee Staghorn Oscillator when I was rewiring it and checking the speed coil to make sure it was in good working order I got a reading of between 5 and 8 ohms or so for the speed coil, so speed coils usually are relatively low resistance readings in the Ohms range, if your speed coil is reading in the kilo-ohm or mega-ohm range then your speed coil has something wrong with it and will need to be replaced or rewound.
Hope this helps.

Levi

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 Posted: Tue Jan 16th, 2018 01:07 am
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I've decided to send it off to Rich to have it reworked. Once put into the circuit only 4VAC comes out. You can squeeze the coil while it's hooked up to the meter and the ohm readings kind of go all over. I'm not sure what is happening but it'll be good to go after Rich does his thing.

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