Originated From

Does a larger pulley make a motor go faster or slower?

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it


Well it is simple the smaller the pulley the more rpms it will turn. But however you also have to have the horsepower to make things faster in the same sense. Example on an electric motor you have a 3 inch pulley and the other end you have a 10 inch pulley wich means the motor has turned 90 times to the pulleys 30. Now if you were to turn the pulleys around you would get a whole lot more rpms but you would be lacking in torque. Example it would be like having a car you couldnt drive unless you had someone push you up to say 35mph this is how it works because you have to have horsepower and torque to get you started without these everything else is worthless!

Ask a Question... We'll forward it to people who know

More Questions

Why it is important to have a larger cache size?

I need to have a larger print on my hp when printing recipes. to make it easy to reaed

Mercury outboard motors oil recommendations

Take a look at this site - they appear to have a lot of info about Mercs- http://www.marineengine.com/boat-forum/forumdisplay.php?30-Mercury-Mariner-Outboard-Forum

Why USB faster than Parallel

because it usb uses isoncronous communication. isonchronous is also something like synchronous and asynchronous, this type of comm. each packet sent is furthr divided into sub packets and sent parallely one more reason is tht it uses two separate lines for data transmission and data reception.

How are pulleys intended to be used for?

Do you refer to pulleys, blocks and tackles, or sheaves? They are all designed differently and have far different applications, which of course would only be taught in a University that teaches mechanical Engineering -- not a phony communist propaganda book that you hope to sell for several hundred ...