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Hiding behind the sofa

Today I cautiously stripped the wires back on my fabric cable and wired it up for real, rather nervously I crimped the spade connectors on and hooked it up. Then for a good 5 minutes I wondered around more nervous than a man outside the delivery room in a hotel. Then suddenly, I thought, bugger it! I plugged it in, turned it on and VROOOOOOOOOOOM. Then silence.

The motor turned on with such force and inertia the neutral line became unplugged. The point is that it worked, and I hadn’t been electrocuted, melted the carpet, or blown up the motor. For the few miliseconds it was on it even sounded a bit like a vacuum cleaner.

I need to build a mount for it. So much to do!