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Old 03-20-2010, 06:16 AM   #1
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Country of origin and quality of starter and motor?


I'm getting ready to order a air compressor and these part numbers are what the manufacture gave me for model numbers. I'm not able to find much on them if anything.
Are these USA made and good quality?

Motor is a Marathon 7.5hp 1Ph #215CDDW7026

Cutler-Hammer starter #A29CGYH
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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I would suggest this for your motor
http://www.marathonelectric.com/MMPS...em=215TBDW7026

and this for your starter
IEC motor starter

and this for your overload relay overload relay

Keep in mind when wiring this to your motor, you'll feed in to L1 and L2 on the starter, then put a jumper from T2 to L3, then bring your motor feed from T1 and T3 to insure the use of all the "heaters" on the O/L relay. I'm not sure if these do it or not but, I know solid state O/L's will trip if it detects a phase imbalance.

The motor, contactor, and O/L relay I linked are just a suggestion and/or for specs. There are many different manufacturers of these so you can just use this as a guide.

Both Marathon and CH are popular brands, I think Marathon is based in the USA and as far as CH, they're worldwide so who knows.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:22 PM   #3
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That is pretty good size single phase motour.

For the Marathon Motour it typically made in USA either in Wausau Wisconsin or Missppssi one of the two locations.

For Cutler-Hammer starter it will varies depending where it come from and type of starter.

Accourding the listing the motor run about 34 amp range so you will need to bring in 10mm˛ {#8 AWG } and 60 amp breaker { two pole type }

And this motor do not have any thermal protection so you must have starter with overload relay or concats in there

A tip here with overload relays they have either manual or automatique setting so in your set up I really recommend that you set it on manual for safety reason.

Wirenut have one suggest with IEC starter and myself I will use either IEC starter or Definte puropse starter { I will have to dig up the correct #'s }

and if you are not in sight of breaker box you will required to add a disconnect switch { this is required by code }

If any more question or something do come up just holler one of us will answer it for ya.

Merci,Marc
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