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Rwinsouthla
09-25-2019, 01:38 PM
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

angus40
09-25-2019, 01:58 PM
These (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13063) are great , I have 2 that I have been testing with a 12v wiper motor and a 12v regulator motor .

Leglamp
09-25-2019, 02:18 PM
That slip ring says 250 rpm's. I think that would be a little too fast for a ferris wheel.

angus40
09-25-2019, 02:23 PM
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 .