# Your question: How can you reduce the rpm of a motor with a pulley?

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## How can a pulley reduce the RPM of a motor?

Add half of the diameter of each pulley to twice the shaft-center-to-shaft-center distance. Get the next larger standard size of belt. Install the belt on the pulleys and move the units apart until the belt has a slack of about 1/2 inch.

## How can I reduce RPM of motor?

A couple of things you can do:

1. Use gears to change ratio of speed, which is what you’re going to do. …
2. Use a stepper motor, which are commonly used for high-torque, low RPM applications.
3. Find some sort of PWM control circuit to slow it down, although you probably won’t be able to get it down to 5-10RPM.

## How does pulley size affect RPM?

If a smaller pulley turns a larger one, the larger one will turn slower, but with more power available at the shaft. If a bigger pulley turns a smaller one, the smaller one will turn much faster than the bigger one but with less power available at the shaft.

## How does pulley increase RPM of motor?

You can change the pulley on the blower drive motor to increase or decrease the blower speed. The set screw that holds the pulley to the driveshaft needs to be loosened. Move the pulley on the shaft one turn at a time.

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## How do you calculate RPM for pulleys?

There are complicated formulas for determining pulley ratios but in generic, layman terms, simply divide the driven component (pump) by RPM, the driver component (motor or engine) rated by RPM to get the required ratio. In the example below, the pump RPM is 1070, for full output, while the motor is 1750 RPM.

## Does a bigger pulley increase torque?

It is proportional. To 32 tooth would be half the torque of the 16 tooth. Even the 20T is going to be losing 25% torque over the 16T. The larger pulleys can go faster, so at some speed it might be close to the same torque (steppers drop torque as they speed up).