Thanks for the very helpful advice everyone! I'm just getting the siren head, I have no room for a full and complete unit, so if anybody can tell me how to hook up rotation, a good and safe way to connect the chopper assembly to power, or anything else I really should know before I get it, that would be great. Thanks again. Also, does anyone know if west shore services sells controls with their thunderbolts or if they have them available?
You need to get a single phase model or else (assuming you don’t have access to three phase power) you will not be able to run it. You can run the chopper and rotator motors on 110 or 120 volts, but I believe they are meant to be run on 220 or 240 volts. The safest way to hook them up would be to obtain an RCM panel (but those are hard to come by) or buy some wire and wire an outlet plug to the extra wire then shrink wrap or nut together the wires coming from the rotator motor to the extra wire. You can do the same with the chopper motor wires. Or the better alternative would be to wire it into a switch assembly. You should be able to run it at that point. You should probably pull the chopper assembly apart to check the condition of the motor before running it to make sure it’s not bound or frozen. Be VERY careful as you can hurt yourself badly with that piece of machinery.