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sonicdrft 09-09-2008 12:38 PM

220 to 110?
 
hi i was wandering if theres a way to wire up a 220 electric motor to 110 (regular household plug) ?

thanks

Jim Port 09-09-2008 01:04 PM

If you could post the nameplate data from the motor it would help greatly. Some motors can be changed, others cannot be.

rgsgww 09-09-2008 01:45 PM

What jim port said is probably your best bet.

Its possible, I think if it was hot to neutral (120) instead of l1-l2 (220-240) it would pull alot more amps, so don't expect to run it on just any household circuit.

Otherwise its always easy to pull 10/3, sometimes 8/3...not so sure about 6/3

If it comes down to pulling wire...id be glad to help you.

Speedy Petey 09-09-2008 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by rgsgww (Post 156514)
Its possible, I think if it was hot to neutral (120) instead of l1-l2 (220-240) it would pull alot more amps, so don't expect to run it on just any household circuit.

Otherwise its always easy to pull 10/3, sometimes 8/3...not so sure about 6/3

What if it is a 1/2 or 1/4 HP motor??? Still think you need 8/3???

Also, why X/3 wire? You think a motor is going to need 120/240v? I've never seen one that did.

rgsgww 09-09-2008 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 156540)
What if it is a 1/2 or 1/4 HP motor??? Still think you need 8/3???

Also, why X/3 wire? You think a motor is going to need 120/240v? I've never seen one that did.

Well it depends on the size of the motor.

And yes you don't need x/3 wire for that, just giving an example.

sonicdrft 09-09-2008 04:15 PM

ok heres the inside on it..it is a motor for a fan what people call "squirel cages" and heres what the plate said..

Magnetek Universal Motor
V-208/230
HZ 6 Amps 3.2
RPM 1075
SP PH1 CAP 7.5MFD 370 VAC

it has a white,black,red,and blue wires coming out of it and then going into a coil pack looking thing then to what would be a plug or even i guess hard wiring..right now theres nothing on it..i would like to get it to where i can put it where ever in my garage like a normal fan...thanks again let me know if theres anything else and please bare with me in still new at the wiring part....

Speedy Petey 09-09-2008 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by rgsgww (Post 156560)
Well it depends on the size of the motor.

Exactly my point, we don't know the size of the motor. So WHY suggest 10/3, 8/3 or even 6/3???

Speedy Petey 09-09-2008 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by sonicdrft (Post 156573)
Magnetek Universal Motor
V-208/230
HZ 6 Amps 3.2
RPM 1075
SP PH1 CAP 7.5MFD 370 VAC

This is a 208-230 volt motor. It CANNOT be wired for 120v.

220/221 09-09-2008 05:08 PM

Quote:

V-208/230

Then, no.

If it said 120/240 you could wire it either way.

If it says 220/221, send it back.:jester:

sonicdrft 09-09-2008 05:34 PM

well that sucks a little bit...well then i guess ill try to find a way to use it as it is or a replacement motor maybe..again thanks everyone for all the help and info...

Wildie 09-09-2008 08:31 PM

220 Motor
 
You could wire in a separate 220 circuit for the motor.

rgsgww 09-09-2008 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sonicdrft (Post 156601)
well that sucks a little bit...well then i guess ill try to find a way to use it as it is or a replacement motor maybe..again thanks everyone for all the help and info...


Hold on...you could run a 240 v line. Maybe you could post pics of the location and the panel.

Whats the total distance from the panel to the site?

Looks easy...a distance of 30+ft you could use 10/2...remember no neutral required. But due to the cost of copper...it might be wise to use 10/3 in case you need 120/240 in the future.

chris75 09-09-2008 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by rgsgww (Post 156701)

Looks easy...a distance of 30+ft you could use 10/2...


The motor draws 3.2 amps, what are you guys smoking?

rgsgww 09-09-2008 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by chris75 (Post 156703)
The motor draws 3.2 amps, what are you guys smoking?

marijuana to be exact.

Actually I did not see that...looks like 14/2 should work.

Is this hardwire?

sonicdrft 09-10-2008 12:19 PM

ill try to get an idea as of where i want it and get some pictures to.i was kinda hoping to get it to where i can move it around but cant always get what u want....thanks


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