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  1. Siemens 3RW44 Soft-Start and 55KW motor problem.

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    I’Hi all, This is my first post so please bear with me. I'm working on a biogas powered generator that consists of an asynchronous 55kw 3ph 400v motor coupled to a v8 gas engine that supplies powder to the grid. It has been in use for just over two years. To start, the engine starter is...
  2. Cable sizing for LV 600V motor

    General Electrical Discussion
    Assuming that I'm considering motor power factor, efficiency, altitude correction and all those fancy but critical factors... which current should I consider as input to cable sizing by voltage regulation: 600V or 575V? FLA is defined as the current at full capacity drawn by the motor at rated...
  3. What happens when 600V is used for a 208V motor?

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    I would post the smell here if i could. ha ha ha! One of the shop workers somehow jammed a 208V plug into a 600V outlet. Then somehow was able to rotate it and turn on the contactor! :surprise: we've had a meeting since then with the workers and plug safety - and if it doesn't fit, don't...
  4. Motor load contribution to Fault current

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hi all, I am looking for a way to calculate faults relative to motors existing in the system. Is there any way for doing this in a simple way? An example is When we have a 400hp motor on the left side (600V) of a 300kVA transformer, and a 100hp on the right side (208V) of the transformer. I want...
  5. RLA vs FLA Calculations on motor

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    I am doing some calculations for RLA and FLA (I don't have to use direct current amps on the motor plate or from NEC table). I was surfing this page: http://c03.apogee.net/contentplayer/?coursetype=md&utilityid=elpaso&id=12592 where it says On another page the electrical formula says: Link of...
  6. Sump Pump load

    General Electrical Discussion
    I put in a circuit for a couple of sump pumps today. The nameplate rating on each of the sump pumps was approx. 9.5 amps. (I know it was 9.something.) I put both on a single 20A circuit. I am probably overthinking this, but I am wondering what the chance is of both of them starting at the same...
  7. interview question. Help!!!

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    Hi everyone. I've got a question from an employer. Please give me some explaination. Thanks in advance. A motor 50kw controlled by v/f method. now F=50hz. If f=40hz. P=?
  8. VFD to Motor Connectors

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    Hi there, I am running a wire from my 1HP VFD to my 1/2 HP motor. I have decided to just run 12/3 BX instead of the braided cable because there are no other sensitive loads around. It's a short run. 10ft so I am not worried about noise. But my question is, the peckerhead on the motor has a KO...
  9. Identifying Interpoles on DC Motor Leads

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    I've got a practical bench test coming up and I know I'll have to megger a DC motor which (I have heard from prior test takers) has 9 unidentified leads coming out of it. No big deal but I was wondering if anyone had practical advice on differentiating the interpole leads from the series and...
  10. Need help sizing circuit and breaker for aotomotive paint booth

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    Hi all, I am currently trying to size my circuit conductors and breaker for a paint booth. The electrical in the booth consists of: - 20 LED lights @ .45amps each..... 9amps - 1 10hp 208volt motor....... NEC FLC 30.8amps - 1 7.5hp 208volt motor...... NEC FLC 24.2amps Now, what I have found...
  11. ::HELP:: Sizing wire and breakers for Automotive Paint booth w/ multiple motors

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hi all, I am currently trying to size my circuit conductors and breaker for a paint booth. The electrical in the booth consists of: - 20 LED lights @ .45amps each..... 9amps - 1 10hp 208volt motor....... NEC FLC 30.8amps - 1 7.5hp 208volt motor...... NEC FLC 24.2amps Now, what I have found...
  12. Motor rated switch as motor disconnect means

    Commercial Electrical Forum
    What are the limitations for using a motor rated switch as a disconnect. For example: if I had a 20hp, 460v, 3 phase motor (which has a 27 amp FLC), and proper motor overloads. Could I use a 30A motor rated switch as long as it's rated for 20hp and I have the proper circuit breaker at the...
  13. VFD Wire Size Question

    NEC Code Forum
    Hi all: I just received two Yaskawa P1000 configured VFDs, with input rating of 460V, 207A, 3ph. The drives came with 400A disconnects and 500A fuses installed. My question is this, if the NEC requires conductors to be sized not less than 125% of rated input current, why does this have...
  14. Grounding Enclosure Door

    General Electrical Discussion
    I am currently building a motor starter for an industrial fan application. The fan is 480V, but the voltage is stepped down to 120V for the control circuit. The on/off button assembly is mounted to the door of the enclosure (120V supply). The enclosure that I bought (Wiegmann) is quite small...
  15. Downgrading from 480 to 230 VAC

    General Electrical Discussion
    I'm a mechanical engineer, so this is a little out of my expertise. I have a main distribution that's rated at 480 VAC, 225 A running through a wye transformer rated at 480 VAC - 480/277 VAC to a sub panel rated at the same 480/277 VAC. I'm trying to operate a motor at 460 VAC, 38.1 FLA...
  16. VFD Motor selection

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    Hello guys, I have a somewhat offbeat question: What would be the maximum power and torque output by using a 5.5 kW VFD and a 2.2 kW induction motor combination. This will be an intermittent duty system with duty cycle of from 10 to 60 minutes.
  17. Cable Maximum Allowable Current

    General Electrical Discussion
    My factory will install 75kW 3 Phase Motor (415V) and by using 3C x 35mm2 Armoured Cable. Based on IEC standard, is that the cable enough to withstand the maximum current produce from 75kW motor? Please attached the IEC data if available. Thanks.:)
  18. Star Or Delta Motor

    General Electrical Discussion
    Our existing equipment in factory used the following spec of 3 phase motor. 5.5kW 415/S 1430/63 RPM Now the above "Star" motor was damaged, can we change it to the following spec of 3 phase motor? 5.5kW 415/D 1400/63 RPM Thanks.:):)
  19. Cable Maximum Allowable Current

    General Electrical Discussion
    By now, I have 3 Phase motor (2.2KW) connected to 3 × 1.5 mm2 Cable. Then I want to replace it with the new motor which is 3KW. Is that 1.5 mm2 cable able to support the 3KW motor? I would like to know how to calculate the maximum allowable Ampere/KW flowing through the cable 3 × 1.5 mm2. Any...
  20. Should I trust this motor?

    General Electrical Discussion
    This motor is on sale for about $40, its a 3 phase. It seems to be surplus. Should i be able to trust it? I will be running it off Wye 3ph. http://www.surpluscenter.com/Electric-Motors/3-Phase-Motors/3-Phase-Motors-Base-Mount/1-3-HP-1710-RPM-230-460-3PH-MOTOR-TEFC-10-2844.axd
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