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 Posted: Sat Oct 24th, 2020 01:03 am
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Russ Huber

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: Southwest, Wisconsin USA
Alex Rushing wrote: Thanks Levi! May look into a full rectifier. Right now it is using a half wave rectifier diode. Seems to make some commutators run "funky". Not on the Clam, but my Singer 1901(Diehl made) did not like the half wave diode at all. 
Half wave diode works great for operating and slowing down the brushed universal/DC fan motors 8" and smaller. Unlike the full wave bridge rectifier, the half wave is pulsating DC current.