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How to Find Your Synchron Motor Replacement

Posted by Carmen Dimond on Sep 1, 2015 8:30:00 AM

110V_motorWe get calls every day from folks searching for Hansen Synchron Motors. We’re able to bring their search to an end because we stock many different types of Hansen motors and movements.

When customers call for a replacement motor, they are often holding the motor they need to replace. We ask them for the information printed on the side of the motor, including voltage, speed and model number. This information is also included on our website.

The Information Printed on the Motor: What it Means

The voltage and other specifications are first, followed by speed and model number. In the picture shown above, you’ll see “110V” defining the motor voltage, then “60Hz” for the cycles per second. The “3W” indicates the wattage and the “1RPM” indicates the speed, which can also be shown as “1RPH” or “1RPD.”

The model number will also be listed on the motor. Synchron motors often display the same model number for different voltages. If customers read that information and answer a few basic questions, we’ll be able to quickly ship them the correct motor so they’ll be back in business very soon.

More About Synchron Motors

And for just a bit more information, these motors are used in clocks, advertising signs, damper controls on HVAC, water heaters and other electrical equipment. By far the most common corrective motor movement, part number 33-1111, is used in system secondary clocks. It is used in American Time, Simplex, Cincinnati, Faraday and Edwards wired synchronized clocks. It does not include correction bracket and coil assembly. We have quantity discounts and some customers take advantage of buying the clock motor movements in case quantities of 50 at a time.

Please call us at 800-328-8996 if you have any questions or if we can help you order your correct motor replacement.

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