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Old 09-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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I'm making an air cleaner for my shop and need to wire up my blower to 12-2 romex. The fan has red-lo,blue-med, black- hi, yellow-com, yellow green- ground and two browns going to capacitor. I tried to hook it up red to black powe on romex, yellow to neutral on romex and romex ground to the fan body. It twitched then stopped and flipped the breaker. Any help?

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Do you have the right voltage? What size breaker and what's the motor amperage?

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Old 09-21-2013, 01:39 PM   #3
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Think I found the prob. I was using a arc fault breaker. Went to another one and now it works. Can I wire this to a switch to use the 3 different speeds?
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I'm not sure of the amps and honestly not the voltage either. I assumed it was 120v being its only 3 wires
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the data should be on the motor nameplate, not knowing the voltage can let out the magic smoke!
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It doesn't say. Is there any other way to tell?
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its under the bracket ...LOL
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:42 PM   #8
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Ok found it. It's a 3/4 hp 208-230v ,5.4 amps. So how would I go about wiring that so I could at least have the choice of a hi and low. I bought a 3 way dual button switch . Can I use that some how?

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Your threads make me shake my head....
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Why is that kbuz?!?! Because I took a pic of the wiring dia.? If so its just that its really confusing. I seem to upset alot of people with my posts. Maybe I will figure it out one day. Thanks for the help anyway.
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Why is that kbuz?!?! Because I took a pic of the wiring dia.? If so its just that its really confusing. I seem to upset alot of people with my posts. Maybe I will figure it out one day. Thanks for the help anyway.

i think Mr. Buz was shaking his head because u figured out that it was a 208/240 volt motor but you are holding a clearly marked 120 volt switch asking if it will work ...
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I don't see why there is a problem with his switch?

One hot leg would go straight to the motor common and then the other hot leg would go to the common on the switch and hi and lo would connect to the traveler screws.

This wouldn't be a disconnecting means but it would allow for speed change.
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e now Philly, but that's why I'm on here asking. Never messed with 240v stuff. I guess the main question now is, is the yellow common from the motor hooked to one of the hots with a disconnect switch, and like wirenut said the other hot to my bottom switch. How would I hook up the different speeds? Thanks for putting up with me!
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One hot leg would go straight to the motor common and then the other hot leg would go to the common on the switch and hi and lo would connect to the traveler screws.
I would get a double gang box, put a double pole switch in it, run your feed through that then, wire as above. Your 3-way switch will have 3 screws. 1 Black and 2 brass. Come off of your DP switch to the black screw, and hook motor black to one brass screw and motor red to the other bras screw. Motor common(yellow) will come off the other side of your DP switch.

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