220 electric motor on 110


Old 08-08-09, 03:11 PM
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220 electric motor on 110

Hello, Can I run a 220 motor on 110 ? I have 5 wires to the rectangular capacitor, brown, orange, red, green and black, and have a picture of the wire connection to the switch. I got the motor out of a window unit that the compressor had blown due to a restriction.

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Old 08-08-09, 03:24 PM
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Only if it is a dual voltage motor. What does the name plate say?
Old 08-08-09, 04:01 PM
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Post some pictures of the cover plate and inside the pecker head so we can see what you see. But as Ray said, dual voltage motors can be switched, sometimes by moving jumpers, sometimes by moving wires on spade lugs. Post your pictures on a site such as photobucket.com and copy/paste the HTML code to your reply.
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IMO the window unit motor useally are single voltage type and it may be impossible to change the connection but need to verify the nameplate if do come with it and model number of that motor.

The other thing with that type of motor it is AODP which it mean air over drip proof type that need a flowage of air to keep the motor cool due that motor do not have interal cooling fan in there.

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