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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Nikki, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. Nikki

    Nikki Guest

    Hi guys
    I'm not sure if anyone can answer this. I'm have being looking for a used 5
    hp single phase electric motor. The prices vary from $350 (new) to $550
    used.
    My question is are all motors the same if each motor turns at 1800 rpm then
    each should drive the same load right.
    Thanks
    Guys
    Nikki
     
  2. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    if its 5 HP and they are same type of motor (Async Et) brush less
    AC type (non-universial) with the same RPM's then yes your all set.
    how ever there are some different starting types.
    you have the Capacitor start type and then you have the centrifugal
    type which uses a
    gravity switch to turn off high current boost starting coils that are
    offset to get the motor going in the correct direction.
     
  3. Nikki

    Nikki Guest

    Thanks
    I know what brushless is but what do you mean when you refer to
    non-universal
    Nikki
     
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