GE Electric 1 HP Motor Wiring Setup?

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Old 12-03-06, 08:43 AM
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GE Electric 1 HP Motor Wiring Setup?

Two of them are used on a boatlift to lift up to 12k LBS.

There's an access panel to move the wire plugs around for either a 120V setup, or a 240V setup. I'd like to know the configurations for both.

From the switches (Furnas type) there are five wires. Red; Black; Orange; White; Green.

The motor itself has Yellow; Red; Black; Blue; White

The connectors on the motors have connectors numbered 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; A.

These motors of course run in both directions. Is anyone familiar with these motors in terms of how the wires inside the access panel should be configured for 120/240V perations? Or know where I could get a diagram of such?
 
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normally the motor will tell you which wires to connect to eachother right on the plate that tells you the voltage, amperage, and horsepower.
 
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Not so in this case. These were bought 3 years old so no additional instructions, and the label on the motors doesn't really describe anything.

The way the previous owner had them setup on his lift (had to go to a bigger lift due to new boat) is how they are set up now. White/Black/Ground feed. I'm not sure if it was 120V or 240V. To get the cables strung up once it was all put togther, I ran a temp soft wired line from my deck 50' away (hard-wired the lift run via to 10/2g cable with a 20a plug connected to a 120V, 20 amp outlet) and the lift will operate, but will do this slow jerky stuff like it's not getting enough volts or amperage. The previous guy had no clue how he had it installed in terms of was it 120 or 240. So I'm trying to get the proper configuration to verify/change it to 120V, then eventually get it setup and hard-wired for 240V.
 
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Contact the manufacturer of the motor to get the original instructions. Of course, the previous owner should have kept them, but very people hang onto instruction manuals, instead they foolishly throw them away or misplace them.
 
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Be very careful under voltage will burn out the start windings in a motor, if you havent already done so , I would contact the manufacturer, and consult them

I'm surprised there isn't info on the name plate, standard for the ul listing
 
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They came ot me setup as follows:

Motor wires:
White is connected to the #5 lead
Blue is connected to the #4 lead
Black is connected to the lead lettered A.

Wires FROM "Furnas" brand rotory switch/es (original cables were cut just outside of motors, so the new wires were connected same way):
Red connected to motor lead #2
Black connected to motor lead #1
White tie-capped to motor yellow wire
Orange tie-capped to motor Red wire
Green wire connected to motor equipment ground screw.
 
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I've been surfing all morning looking for a site with wiring schematics or online owner manuals on PDF but no joy. Anyone got any links, or a good link to start surfing?
 
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CALL (using the telephone) the manufacturer.
 
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Old 12-04-06, 08:46 AM
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wiring diagrams are also sometimes inside the peckerhead cover. I suspect you would have seen it there if it is but just tossing it out.


Post the man., and model of the motor. Somebody may be able to help find somthing for you.

post the part number for the switch as well.
 
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The motors are GE 1 horsepower, 1725 rpm, Mod #5KC49PN216

All I could find on the switch/es themselves is they are "Furnas" 120/240; 1-3 phase; Cat. No. A14D or maybe the D was a 0 (zero).

I've surfed all over the GE site and getting a phone # for a live body is like pulling teeth.
 
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