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 Posted: Thu Jun 23rd, 2016 04:15 pm
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6135
Any of our ''open frame''motors will operate submerged so long as the waterdoesn't have enough chemical in solution to become a conductor. The limiting factor is bearing lubrication, The speed of the armature causes a friction which the motor must overcome, but this appears to be a non-factor. Try it with a junk (but operational) motor, in tap water if you don't believe. I have even done it with 110 volt motor submerged in water full of iron grinding dust to prove the point. The motors may rust to the point of failure, but they will run until then.

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