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I have a electric motor and want to slow the speed down. do i reduce the volts or the amps. it is 240v 0.22A. if i reduce the volts to 110v will this do what i want and will it damage the motor or cause it to over heat.

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Reducing the voltage is what you want to do -- this will effectively reduce the speed, without creating an annoying hum.

That said -- 110v is too low. Start higher. Half the voltage doesn't equal half the speed.

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