Compressor fan low amperage?

Old 05-31-17, 12:40 PM
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Compressor fan low amperage?

Measure the current draw on my compressor fan. The name plate states it is a 1.9 amp motor. My fluke shows between 1.1 and 1.2 amps when running.

Is this an issue, some things I read says fans should draw their rated amps, others say as long as it doesn't go over evrything is good.

The A/C works, just wondering if the motor is on its way out.

Btw, measured the cap and all readings were good.
Old 05-31-17, 01:05 PM
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No, it doesn't mean the motor is going bad. The 1.9 is probably the full load amps (FLA).

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