rberq wrote:I bought a router speed control from a woodworking shop, for my Harman Mk 1 blower. It turned out to be a solid-state unit with a mysterious circuit board inside, which Harman says NOT to use. Sure enough, it didn't work with the fan. Instructions with the speed control say not to use it with a capacitor-start motor, whatever that is -- my buddy tells me the Harman fan IS capacitor-start because the cord goes into a little square box alongside the motor. Anyhow I gave him the speed control for his router. Merry Christmas. Now I'm going to Google to find out what capacitor-start means.
The box is just to house the connections between the motor and the cord set. The one annoyance with the fan was I had to unplug it to shut it off. I installed a toggle switch in the square box to turn the fan on and off. If you are able to get a rheostat similar to those used with stoker stoves that should work for you. The fan motor plugs into it and it has a cord to plug into the wall receptacle. To the best of my knowledge, it is a shaded-pole motor. Sorry, no wireless remote!