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#1 Titus OFFLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 10:42 AM

I have a plentiful supply of electric motors at my disposal. However, they are for golf cars and all have open ends. See photo example below. I am looking for the cover to cover up that open end to allow me to use them on various machines. What is the name of the part circled in the second photo and where can I find them? Thank you

 

 

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 10:57 AM

End plate or bearing housing?


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Does the shaft stick out far enough past the end to allow you to do that? You could always machine an end cap to fit.



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 01:34 PM

I have found where people made them out of wood. I may end up just doing that.

 

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 02:12 PM

That's called the Drive End Head as opposed to the Commutator End Head at the other end were the brushes are.


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 03:02 PM

I've never seen a wooden end used to hold a bearing. It might work with the baltic birch plywood used in the picture. The end of the shaft needs to be properly centred and secure for the motor to have even torque throughout its rotation and to keep the armature from hitting the magnets or field forms. The tolerances are pretty tight in there especially when things heat up. 

  For factory parts I'd try golf cart suppliers or service centres or cart recyclers. You will also need a shaft to mate with the socket on the armature shaft. 



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 03:15 PM

I've never seen a wooden end used to hold a bearing. It might work with the baltic birch plywood used in the picture. The end of the shaft needs to be properly centred and secure for the motor to have even torque throughout its rotation and to keep the armature from hitting the magnets or field forms. The tolerances are pretty tight in there especially when things heat up. 

  For factory parts I'd try golf cart suppliers or service centres or cart recyclers. You will also need a shaft to mate with the socket on the armature shaft. 

 

I have a bone yard full of golf carts and parts. I am currently on the hunt for one of these motors, same model with the end already on it for another application. I've put feelers out at fork lift junkyards too. Not too many of those around here though.






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