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Thread: What slip ring would you recommend for a ferris wheel and is my motor big enough?

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    Default What slip ring would you recommend for a ferris wheel and is my motor big enough?

    Noobie here,

    Mostly a lurker but ready to dive in. I'm toying with building a PVC ferris wheel. Likely 10' tall. 3/4" PVC.

    Already have a 110V 1/8hp motor with speed controller and wondering if in y'all's opinion this is big enough?
    Also wanted to know which slip ring you would recommend to run 110V outdoor lights on it? Actual amazon or ebay links would be sincerely appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Ray
    rwinsouthla

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    Default Re: What slip ring would you recommend for a ferris wheel and is my motor big enough?

    These are great , I have 2 that I have been testing with a 12v wiper motor and a 12v regulator motor .

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    Default Re: What slip ring would you recommend for a ferris wheel and is my motor big enough?

    That slip ring says 250 rpm's. I think that would be a little too fast for a ferris wheel.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNv4__V1LA8

    or type Christmas lights in st charles in the youtube search bar.
    Leglamp

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    Default Re: What slip ring would you recommend for a ferris wheel and is my motor big enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leglamp View Post
    That slip ring says 250 rpm's. I think that would be a little too fast for a ferris wheel.
    Slip rings do not move by them selves You are just passing V through them . Your motor speed takes care of rpm .

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