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Replacement lathe motor voltage

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by fenner, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. fenner


    Aug 20, 2018
    I am wanting to replace an electric motor on my watch lath and found one which is 220v 0.9amp. would I be able to run this from a 230/240v supply.
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    That should be absolutely possible.

    Before 1995 several voltage standards existed in Europe with nominal voltages ranging from 220 V to 240 V. Those were harmonized to a common 230 V with tolerances such that the existing voltage level were still covered by the harmonized standard. In many cases actually nothing changed. Therefore 220 V appliances work under the harmonized standard as well as 240 V appliances.
    240 V is a tad less than 10 % overvoltage for a 220 V motor and therefor no issue at all.
    Ian likes this.
  3. fenner


    Aug 20, 2018
    Thank you Harald great stuff.
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