I have This Motor connected directly to a 12v, 8.5A power supply.
The issue is that by applying power, the motor starts and stops at regular intervals.
From the research I’ve done, it appears the power supply is applying some sort of a power or heat protection from the back-EMF generated by the motor - thereby cutting power because of these spikes. This seems to be supported by the fact that the Power Suppy LED flashes on/off when doing this.
I assume I could be able to mitigate this by connecting the motor to a PWM regulator, but I don’t have access to one with such a high amperage input/output.
2 questions please:
- Any way to get this working? Maybe with a capacitor? If so, how big of a capacitor?
- The motor instructions warn against going over the recommended voltage (3.6-8.4V), what could happen if I continuously apply 12V?