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Help with wiring a one phase Motor?

Help with wiring a one phase Motor?

Help with wiring a one phase Motor?

Hello, I just bought a one phase, cap start, cap run, 120 volt, 1 1/2 hp motor. The cord is cut and has 5 leads. Does anyone know how I would wire this so that I can use this in my garage for powering a woodoworking machine? I have the wiring diagram. Any help would be awesome, I am very new to electrical and motor work.

RE: Help with wiring a one phase Motor?

That's a good wiring diagram. It even provides motor reversing instructions.
L1 = Mains white wire
L2 = Mains black wire
You will need to wire in a start/stop switch. For your woodworking application, usually this includes an ON/OFF switch AND the big red emergency shut-off button.
If you've never done that before, then you should look at other equipment to learn how it is supposed to be done and what parts you are supposed to be used.
I'm not comfortable holding your hand through the rest of it because it is YOUR safety on the line.


RE: Help with wiring a one phase Motor?

And a suggestion from experience, replace the caps, both of them.
If this has been removed from service it likely that there was some issue.
And in these motors the switch and caps cause 90% of the problems.

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P.E. Metallurgy, Plymouth Tube

RE: Help with wiring a one phase Motor?

What the others said (to be utterly explicit, the wiring instructions are the diagrams at the bottom of the page. Read it in two columns, using the left hand diagram if you want the motor to run anticlockwise and the right hand diagram if you want it to run clockwise) - and connect the green line to Earth (permanently, not through the switch).


RE: Help with wiring a one phase Motor?

Under the Canadian code that motor is listed as 20 Amps.
The maximum allowable breaker ampacity is 50 Amps.
That will provide short circuit protection.
You must use an approved motor starter set at 20 Amps or at the rated current shown n the nameplate to provide overload protection.

"Why not the best?"
Jimmy Carter

RE: Help with wiring a one phase Motor?

and based on the your screen name, I would head the safety warnings Kylebigsmile

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