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converting a compressor to 220???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chevyfumes, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    It's a Craftsman 30 gl. 5 hp. that my bro gave me and he can't remember how to wire it for 220 after he put it back on 110... anybody??? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Just out of curiousity, if it'll run on 110, why would you want to run it on 220?
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Less current draw and more efficient.
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    generally the wiring instructions are on the motor
    often in the junction box area
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Less current draw and more efficient.

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    More efficient? How so? You're still expending the same amount of electrical energy, correct? Half the current draw at double the voltage is the same thing, right?
     
  6. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    generally the wiring instructions are on the motor
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    [/ QUOTE ] Nope ,I looked and nothing there...
     
  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Poke around over at http://www3.sears.com and enter the Sears part number from your compressor. That may turn up the info that you're seeking. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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