240 Volt Breaker?

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Old 11-22-13, 01:32 PM
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240 Volt Breaker?

I have a fan motor from an old in-home heater system. I want to make a downdraft table for my woodwrking shop with it. The label on the motor states: Amps 2.10, V. 240, HZ 60. There are only 2 black wires coming from the motor which appear to be rather small. Does this motor need to be wired to a double-pole 240 volt breaker, and if so, how many amps should the breaker be? Thanks for any help with this question.
 
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Old 11-22-13, 01:44 PM
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It would be a 15 amp breaker. You would run 14-2* cable to a NEMA 6-15 receptacle and place a matching plug on the motor. You would also need a motor rated 2-pole switch 5 amps or greater.

*White wire of the 14-2 cable needs to be remarked black or red (or any color but gray or green) using bands of colored tape or felt tip marker.
 
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Great, thank you very much! This place is the greatest!
 
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