Wiring a Dayton 6K088

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Wiring a Dayton 6K088

Post by Hero_004 » Mar 13, 2018 12:14 pm

Good morning, I am in the process of putting together a lapidary machine and I'm having trouble wiring a motor. Originally I was going to use a vacuum cleaner motor but it is way too fast and loud.

I came across a motor but now I and having trouble wiring the motor. It is a Dayton 6K088 and here is all the information on the motor:
Thermally Protected
Model: 6K088 HP: 1 PH: 1
Volts: 115/208-230 CY: 60
RPM: 1725 F.L. AMP: 13 6/6.8
S.F.: 1.25 FR: 66 Date Code: N9 KVA Code: K Time Rating: CONT.
Temp. Rise: 40 C

So from that I was able to gather that it is a motor that's 10 years old, it has the right RPM for what I need, and I should be able to plug it into an outlet. That's where my issue is.

There are a 5 wires that I can see on the motor, they are labeled 2, 4, 5, 8, and 9. There are a few more but I cannot see what they are labeled. Cables 4 and 5 are connected to "LINE 2", Cable 8 is connected to "4", there is nothing connected to "3", and Cable 9 is connected to "6". There are a few other cables connected but I cannot see them at the moment.

Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas on how this could be wired? I've looked online for the manual that would go with this motor but I have not been able to find it. I even called Dayton and they did not have any information on this motor because of its age.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Wiring a Dayton 6K088

Post by amberwolf » Mar 14, 2018 3:50 am

It's fairly likely that this is a capactive-start/run motor, so some of the wires would go to the start/run capacitor.

Which ones, I don't know for sure. An old GE motor on my lathe has a diagram inside the plate, IIRC, but not eveyr motor does.

Even if Dayton doesn't have info on that specific motor, they probably do have enough info to help you wire it--it's likely they used the same wiring pattern/name conventions for many other motors that they do have info on. They just may not care enough to help since you're not buying anything from them. :/

A google for dayton motor wiring capacitor finds pages like this that might help
http://www.svlc.us/dayton-capacitor-sta ... agram.html

The searches themselves used to find the above:

https://www.google.com/search?q=dayton+ ... ZoLXyBzynM:

https://www.google.com/search?q=dayton+ ... 8&oe=utf-8

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