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Kenmore 158: Motor RPM and Shaft Sensor First Light

Using basically the same Arduino firmware as before, so the pedal scales the motor current without feedback:

Curr Sense RPM Spindle Pos

Curr Sense RPM Spindle Pos

The top trace is the motor current, sampled through the ferrite toroid / Hall effect sensor / differential amp, at about 525 mA/V, so the current limit along those flat tops is 630 mA. There’s a small initial spike leading into each flat top, where (I think) the rapidly rising collector voltage rams enough current through the Miller capacitance into the base to briefly push the collector current upward.

The next trace is the motor RPM sensor, ticking along at 14 revolutions in 160 ms = 87.5 rev/s = 5250 RPM. The glitch toward the right side comes from me hitting the scope’s STOP button to freeze the display in mid-trace. There’s no trace of the setscrew glitch, although that may be due to the compressed scale rather than the absence of the glitch.

The bottom trace is the shaft position sensor, with 1 rev in 125 ms = 8 rev/s = 480 RPM. It’s nicely divided into equal halves, which is what you’d expect from looking at the counterweight.

Under these conditions the speed ratio works out to 10.93, a whopping 9% over my original guesstimate.

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