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I'm not entirely sure where to post this question because it deals with a schematic diagram of a controller for an an AC motor, but since it has to do with a screen I figured I'd post it here. I picked up a surplus heavy duty geared motor the other day which is 115 V and .8 A, and it has three leads coming out of it with a fourth which is a ground. I intend to use it to wind up my screen. It needs a little bit of help to get started spinning which I assume means that it needs a capacitor, but will continue spinning in whatever direction I start it moving i.e. cw or ccw.
What I need in the end is a setup - maybe a three position switch - where by I can raise, lower, and stop the motor. Who can help me here. A premade solution would be best because as you can tell from the fact that I don't even know if this thing needs a capacitor my electronics/
soldering skills are not great, but I certainly would not shy away from making something entirely myself.