Is this motor 120 volt? Anyone know a wiring diagram? Like to hook it up.


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Old 07-02-21, 02:21 PM
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Is this motor 120 volt? Anyone know a wiring diagram? Like to hook it up.


5 wires, red, black, purple, orange, brown.

Label on the motor.
 
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A specialty type motor. 460vAC single phase.
Not going to run on 120vAC.
 
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A specialty type motor. 460vAC single phase.
How and where does 460VAC come into use?
I have seen some 480VAC lighting mostly mid to high wattage HID fixtures and I have a few multi-tap HID fixtures (120/208/240/277V) that I got when they were "upgraded" to LED CRAP!
I also found out you can use the higher voltage input tap as an output if running on 120V just don't exceed the lamp wattage that the ballast was intended for 100W in my case
 
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Not sure what your question or point is. Did you read the label where I underlined the voltage ?
It's 460v @ 60hz and 380v @ 50hz.
 
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Agree with PJmax. It would be odd to spec the capacitor at 440 vdc minimum if the line voltage was 120 vac.
 
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Not sure what your question or point is. Did you read the label where I underlined the voltage ?
It's 460v @ 60hz and 380v @ 50hz.
I did my question is where is 460VAC used I'm more familiar with 277/480V as used in mostly older fluorescent and HID lighting installations. Even commercial HVAC is 480VAC, although most residential HVAC is marked 230V to probably account for voltage drop I would assume?
 
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480v 3 phase is a common commercial voltage. A 460v motor would be run on 480v.
Most commercial duty motors that run on that voltage are three phase.
A 460v single phase motor would just use two phase legs and no neutral.

 
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Most schools, shopping centers and industrial buildings run on 208/230V or 460V 3 phase service.
Actually, anything below 600VAC is officially considered “low voltage” by linemen. I’ve seen a lot of industrial chillers with 4160 VAC drive motors. As in 4,160V input voltage. I’m not allowed to touch those motor controls. Nor do I really want to.
 
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Most schools, shopping centers and industrial buildings run on 208/230V or 460V 3 phase service.
Actually, anything below 600VAC is officially considered “low voltage” by linemen. I’ve seen a lot of industrial chillers with 4160 VAC drive motors. As in 4,160V input voltage. I’m not allowed to touch those motor controls. Nor do I really want to.
Makes sense the apartment complex I'm in has two parts the part I'm in is just a big cottage style house split 4 ways with each tenant has a meter for the corresponding apartment it is just 120/240VAC but the bigger complex in the back of the circle has 2 floors with 36 units (18 on each floor) it has 120/208V supply thus they get dual rated base board heaters and ranges so they can use one for either part if one fails (not like they actually fix stuff unless you make a fuss or hire a lawyer! and yes I am looking for another place to live!)
 
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No, 208/230 is essentially the same thing. Just related to transformer taps and other supplier related things.
All it is is either 208 or 230 with a neutral. That’s how they get 120V.
 
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The description of that motor indicates it's an air handler motor for a residential Trane furnace or air handler. There won't be 460v in a residential unit and if that motor was considered commercial it would be three phase. That's why I called it a specialty motor.
 
 

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