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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 06:39 pm
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Dustin Meyer
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Got this in the shop today. Russian made. 220 V, assume 50 cycle. Appears to be a single speed push button operated. Blades are rubber. No cage. Customer wants to plug into standard receptacle so planning on wiring in a bridge rectifier. 
Customer wants to stay with this color so will have some paint mixed to match. Wants to retain the wrinkle finish so will just put on a light top coat. 
No idea of age but doesn’t appear to be all that old. 















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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 07:23 pm
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Austin Ko
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You will need a step up transformer instead of a bridge rectifier. If the customer wants to use it daily they will need to invest in an actual step up transformer or a power supply that will go up 220v. Dont use those small ones you plug into the outlet as they will burn up and cause a fire.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 07:48 pm
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Dustin Meyer
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I used a bridge rectifier recently to convert a true DC coin fan to operate on ac and the customer reports the fan is running well. Why can I not do the same with this fan?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 08:18 pm
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Dustin Meyer wrote: I used a bridge rectifier recently to convert a true DC coin fan to operate on ac and the customer reports the fan is running well. Why can I not do the same with this fan?That was a dc fan. The fan you have is AC 50 cycles. Bridge rectifiers are for converting ac line voltage to dc. Not to increase line voltage. 

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 08:46 pm
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To add to what Austin said, your other conversion of using just a bridge rectifier without an isolation transformer isn't a good plan. Did you include a capacitor at least?

Anyway, I have a similar Soviet fan. Mine is marked 1973 instead of 1965 though. The bottom does indeed say 220v, 50cycles AC. Mine runs nicely on a small (~150w?) step up transformer, even at 60 cycles. One thing to look at is the soldering internally - the motor on mine had the worst solder job I've ever seen. Hopefully it wasn't from the factory but you never know.

Lastly the paint on this one looks decent still. It might clean up with some WD-40 and elbow grease followed by a waxing.

Last edited on Fri Jan 25th, 2019 08:47 pm by Gunner Lake

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2019 11:56 pm
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Dustin Meyer
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Not sure what I was thinking when I said what I did. Getting old isn’t fun. The senior moments have become senior days. I do have a step up transformer in the shop. I agree it will clean up but the customer is very adamant he wants fresh paint. Also wants new head and power cord. I will double check the soldering and everything else when I go thru the motor. 

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