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Blower Motor

Blower Motor

Blower Motor


I have question about DC blower motor in typical automobile air conditioner.  Some circuit have variable resistor that control speed of blower motor.  This make more air blow on high than blow on low.  I like to know if voltage across blower motor change or current through motor change to make air flow more or less when you change fan speed on panel control.  My guess voltage stay same and current adjusted to make more or less air out.  I ask question on other thread and no response.  Thanks for help.  I hope you can help me.  If you not know answer please give me link on website and I read myself.  Thank you kindly.

R Chung

RE: Blower Motor

hi r chung,
 I think the best way to consider the issue of fan motors is to consider the simple circuit which would exist if you had a resistor or no resistor to the motor.
 With no resistor then you have applied the maximum available voltage to the motor so the motor will draw the maximum current and spin the fastest.
[before any one says it I assume aSIMPLE circuit with no locked rotors water elaks or dead bugs stuck  under the brushes]
 Now lets add a resistor in series. The motor & resistor circuit draws some current so a voltage appears across the resistor. (mr ohm said Volts = amps x resistor)
if there is a part of the battery voltage "used" on the resistor then there is less at the motor.
The circuit (& the motor ) will draw less current and the motor will spin slower.

Now there are some very fancy ways of controling the motor electronically but I think this is a fair description of the simplest (and common) way of fan control

regards Don

RE: Blower Motor

Thank you for reply Don.  Your explanation good and I understand.  I guess resistance of motor constant and not depend on current or voltage.  So if voltage across motor 3 v and current through motor 6 amp, resitance of motor = .5 ohm and not change?  Is this typical resistance for motor?  Thank you kindly for your time.

R. Chung

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