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  1. You're right! My apologies. That video isn't any...

    You're right! My apologies. That video isn't any help. And I couldn't find any that were. Now I wonder how the hell I managed to program mine.

    This might help. It's a quick start guide. I've...
  2. When I was looking for my first VFD, I searched...

    When I was looking for my first VFD, I searched "VFD" on youtube. I found plenty of videos on setting up a Teco L510. So that's what I bought.

    I knew nothing about VFDs and little about...
  3. Just like the original poster, you can't expect...

    Just like the original poster, you can't expect anyone to go to the trouble of helping you if you won't go to the trouble of posting some pics of your wiring.
  4. YouTube...

    YouTube
  5. Thread: cosφ

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    Thanks everyone. It was originally set at .81...

    Thanks everyone.

    It was originally set at .81 or .84, I don't recall exactly. And at that setting the motor was definitely making some weird noises. Enough to prompt me to tear the motor apart...
  6. Thread: cosφ

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    cosφ

    An Alvitar ATV312 VFD I acquired requires a cosφ entry in the motor specs setup. My motor does not give a value for that. So not having any idea what it is, I Google for a way to calculate it. I...
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    Had I not bought them at twice the asking price,...

    Had I not bought them at twice the asking price, which you guys were already pissed at me about it, the conversation would be much different. Y'all are not going to separate that from the entirely...
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    It's easy to see the welds and added pieces in...

    It's easy to see the welds and added pieces in the sellers pics after I've posted large pics detailing them. Now you're going back to the seller's pics and are looking for it. Totally different...
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    Let me ask ya'll this: If YOU had been selling...

    Let me ask ya'll this: If YOU had been selling these on this forum, would you have described their condition? Or included more detailed photos?
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    I manned the fuck up by startinbg this thread, as...

    I manned the fuck up by startinbg this thread, as I knew you guys would lay into me. Like I said I can take it.

    Maybe I expect too much from sellers in general. As much as everyone hates eBay, you...
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    Recent Lathe Dog Purchase

    I recently purchased these.

    Lathe dogs

    I caught a lot of flack for jumping in with a higher than the asking price offer, after a deal had been made at the asking price. I don't think it worked...
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    Not an expert, but what you might be hearing is...

    Not an expert, but what you might be hearing is the VFD carrier frequency, which can be loud at default settings.

    And there is a setup process. You have to configure the VFD to your motor specs....
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    Nothing personal, small hobby machines are not...

    Nothing personal, small hobby machines are not allowed on this forum. I have fairly big machines for a hobbyist and sometimes they still give me grief.

    This would be a good option: The...
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    Gloves are not a good idea when operating...

    Gloves are not a good idea when operating rotating machines. Even anemic ones.
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    I laughed out loud at that. :D How about this?...

    I laughed out loud at that. :D

    How about this?

    https://www.ezmerchandise.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/seen-on-tv-clapper.jpg
  16. If you wanted to go cheap, couldn't you use a...

    If you wanted to go cheap, couldn't you use a travel transformer for a 7W load?

    SINGWAY AC 110-120V to 220-240V Step Up&Down Dual Voltage Converter Transformer | eBay

    PS: Can't you tap 120V...
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    Sorry if this has already been mentioned. Many...

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned.

    Many years ago I bought a 3 phase table saw that came with a RPC. The RPC was near the saw but for some reason I felt it was a hassle to have to cut it on...
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    Here's something that might work for you. If...

    Here's something that might work for you. If you're in Philly you have a lot of local potential buyers. List the filters on Craigslist and Facebook. No shipping required. And you can sell them a...
  19. This video might help a little. It's made by a...

    This video might help a little. It's made by a kid and it's kinda weird, but he is doing what you want to do.

    YouTube
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    Reading this thread has made me reconsider using...

    Reading this thread has made me reconsider using my VFDs for emergency braking. I wasn't aware of the possibility of the VFD tripping from overload and coasting to a stop. I assumed with an external...
  21. Thermite, you know you kill threads when you...

    Thermite, you know you kill threads when you insist that your way is the only way, post after post after post. Carpet bomb a thread until everyone gives up, and the OP never gets the advice they were...
  22. Thread: Lathe dogs

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    Well it seems to have become open season on...

    Well it seems to have become open season on insulting me. When your opponent (opponents in this case) resorts to personal insults it means they can no longer mount a legitimate argument.

    I take...
  23. Thread: Lathe dogs

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    I did indeed learn a little. Thanks! :)

    I did indeed learn a little. Thanks! :)
  24. Thread: Lathe dogs

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    Yes, impossible for me to understand any of what...

    Yes, impossible for me to understand any of what you wrote. You're just too smart and clever for me.
  25. Thread: Lathe dogs

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    Just so you know: The seller was suppose to...

    Just so you know:

    The seller was suppose to get back me with shipping cost. I never heard back from him. And I'm not surprised. The lathe dogs were worth more than $200. I assume someone offered...
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