Stupid DC motor control question

I have this perfect Bodine 130v DC gearmotor, except that it's blue,
courtesy of Gunner, for a project. (SEE: one-way clutch) I just got a Dart
Controls control for it on eBay for $26. It puts out 90 or 180 volts with a
115-230 vac input.
Stupid question: (Children should leave the room)
Can I use 2 legs of my 3-phase to power it?
Reply to
Tom Gardner
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Yes, assuming you're talking about 240V 3 phase, but the controller will exceed the motor's nameplate at top speed. The control may have a high speed limit adjustment that will take care of that.
The 130VDC motors that Bodine builds are unusual. If you use a typical controller powered by 120VAC the motor won't reach full nameplate speed. Bodine makes controllers with filtered outputs that will drive their motors to full speed.
Ned Simmons
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Ned Simmons
sure. You will need to use a proper pot and resistor so that your voltage goes only up to 130v.
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Reply to
Ignoramus22178
I think that at least some DC drives are configurable. Since they are controlled by pots, one could choose a pot and perhaps an extra resistor so that the range of output voltage would be reduced, say from 0-190 to 0-130.
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Ignoramus22178
Wow, I thought for sure I was going to get lambasted. I don't need the top speed of 38 rpm, I want about half that. Now I can just tuck the controller in the spacious 3-phase box.
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Tom Gardner

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