Shaded pole motor powering help

No idea how to safely power this guy. It's a 120v shaded pole motor. Can I just cut a wall plug and splice the +, - to the same wires on the motor and plug it in? Searched far and wide on the internet for a powering solution. Now I'm here just made the account need help thanks... I'm sure your gonna laugh at how stupid this question probably is.

by Newbieofnewbies
March 09, 2019

When I say wall plug I'm meaning a 2 prong cord that plug into the wall.

by Newbieofnewbies
March 09, 2019

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Answer by Foxx

Filling between the lines of your question I assume the motor rating is 120v single phase 50Hz or 60Hz depending on where you are and it is a very small motor as shaded pole construction is only used on small single phase motors. If all my assumptions are true there should be no problem feeding it 120v from a wall receptacle. By the way, referring to the motor connections as + and - is only for dc circuits. For this sort of ac circuit polarity is irrelevant .

+1 vote
by Foxx
March 31, 2019

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