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Old 06-13-2014, 01:20 PM   #16
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And my regular 12/2 wire will do the job?
For a 20 amp circuit, yes.

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Old 06-13-2014, 01:39 PM   #17
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The plug does not look significantly larger than a regular 110 VAC outlet. Would that mean I need the outlet I first mentioned?
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The plug does not look significantly larger than a regular 110 VAC outlet. Would that mean I need the outlet I first mentioned?
See post #15
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:49 PM   #19
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Yes but I was previously told not to use the 20 amp outlet...

http://www.lowes.com/pd_70708-334-18...3D2&facetInfo=

, per the earlier posts.
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Yes but I was previously told not to use the 20 amp outlet...

http://www.lowes.com/pd_70708-334-18...3D2&facetInfo=

, per the earlier posts.
I'm sorry, I didn't see that. In this thread? Which post?
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It was edited in correction, apparently it was mistaken for a 120 VAC outlet. That will be the one I go with, using my 12/2 wire. Although I'm not 100% on how I would hook it to my breaking without the - wire.
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... breaker... not breaking.
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:24 PM   #23
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not sure but is the horse going before the cart?

Wiring the circuit based on wire and receptacle?

What does the name plate on the machine say?

volts,amps,hp?

Is there anything on that motor that say's thermally protected, or tp?

How is the motor controlled?


Are your socks too loose?
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It was edited in correction, apparently it was mistaken for a 120 VAC outlet. That will be the one I go with, using my 12/2 wire. Although I'm not 100% on how I would hook it to my breaking without the - wire.
see post#3
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:45 PM   #25
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5 hp, 220 Volt, 60 hz, 15 amps,
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:56 PM   #26
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although the motor says 15 amps, the code shows the load for that motor (which you are supposed to rate that circuit for) at 28 amps...lol


I'm going to sit back and watch a moment.
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here giser3546, plug in some numbers.

http://www.electrician2.com/calculat...tor_ver_1.html
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:07 PM   #28
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If I'm really aiming for 28 amps that 20 amp plug wouldn't work... would that mean I need to change the plug on the cord since I didn't see any outlets that would work for that plug with more than a 20 amp rating?
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Did you plug your values into the calculator?

You will need another electrical service to your house just for that motor

insert motor AC voltage to 220-240

insert Horsepower to 5

click calculate below outputs.

you'll be amazed
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yea... thought I was reading it wrong, ha!

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