Good Morning all, excellent start to my week! Turned on the S7 this morning to test all the new "Harrogate" goodies I bought yesterday and instantly plunged the house into darkness. Apart that is from the small fireworks display from the back of the motor. As well as dying it was also trying to "auto cremate"; I almost let it carry on but then thought that if is this is an unknown Myford "accessory" success would come with a fairly large bill which I couldn't afford. So boringly, I pulled the plug and stopped it trying.
I don't have a spare resilient mount motor (would a normal foot mounted do?) so was thinking of going the inverter route. I have read the many informative posts here but being an electrical ass (red to red, black to black, throw the switch and stand right back is my standard) I am a bit uncertain that I have the capability to get one working. I did basic electrics as part of my training and did manage to wire the thing up in the first place and get the reversing function working with a normal 6 pole switch, so do I need a great deal more electrical knowledge to wire up a VFD?
I also noticed some excellent advice from John S in an earlier post on the then current best deal. Is this still a good option or is there something newer (cheaper, better) to search the RS catalogue for? The Newton Tesla option seems well regarded by all except my wallet which is having a bit if a fit after yesterday's exertions. So, is it very difficult and if not what should I be looking at? Or should I just crowbar the wallet open. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks best regards