# How do I lower the RPM on my electric motor?

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## How do you slow down an electric motor with a pulley?

By changing the diameter of the pulley wheels, speed can be changed. A smaller pulley turning a larger pulley results in the larger one moving more slowly but with more shaft power.

## How can I reduce the speed of my AC motor?

When driving a fan with a shaded pole or permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor a variable resistor is the simplest way to reduce speed. It will reduce the voltage and reduce current slightly rather than increase it. It will reduce the power used, but not as much as other methods.

## How do you speed up an electric motor?

To speed up an induction motor, you could 1) reduce the load on it (may increase speed 2 or 3%. 2) increase the frequency of the supply power 3) re-wind the stator to have fewer pole pairs. Voltage affects the torque and the frequency decides the motor speed (for a given no. of poles of the motor).

## How do you reduce the RPM of a single phase AC motor?

The two primary ways to control the speed of a single-phase AC motor is to either change the frequency of the line voltage the motor sees or by changing the voltage seen by the motor, thereby changing the rotational speed of the motor.

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## Can you control the speed of a single phase motor?

The two primary ways to control the speed of a single-phase AC motor is to either change the frequency of the line voltage the motor sees or by changing the voltage seen by the motor, thereby changing the rotational speed of the motor.

## How can you control the speed of a motor without a VFD?

Get a pump driven by a universal motor, (electric tools type, with brushes) and you’ll be able to use voltage variation to get variable speed. Or get a DC driven pump (as used in small ships) and you can also use this cheap electrical variable speed method.

## Can I use a potentiometer to control AC motor speed?

Yes, you can use a potentiometer to control motor speed. When used to vary voltage, a potentiometer can be connected to a motor and vary the voltage (and therefore power) delivered to a motor which will control its speed.

## Does voltage affect AC motor speed?

The speed of an AC motor is dependent on the number of poles it has and the line frequency of the power supply, not on it’s voltage. Common AC motor units are constructed with either two or four poles.