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#93756 06/12/05 02:55 AM
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Im new to posting but have been reading all the forums for a while great stuff!

On to my question we are setting up some panning machines with 1hp motors they are on a 20amp branch circuit with a fused disconnect do I need a overload protection starter as well or just a magnetic contactor?
Your replies are appreciated

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#93757 06/12/05 07:54 AM
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If these motors are single phase, they may have built in overload protection, read the data plate.

If these are 3 phase motors, then it is unlikely that they will have overload protection & you will have to supply it.

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The NEC requires all motors to have some sort of overload protection.

That may well be already provided in the motor or it may not be, as Tom stated.

Take a look at 430.32(B) or 430.32(D) depending on if the motors are automatically started or not.


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IBM used a buttload of 3p motors in their equipment and they all had O/L protection in the motor but you do have to read it on the nameplate to believe it.


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Aren't those little clicks- on overload protectors that come on three phase AC compressors used for other purposes besides AC/ Reefer motors?

#93761 06/13/05 12:56 AM
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Don't forget about the possibility of an impedance protected motor or the fact that sometimes the Short Circuit and Ground Fault device can also serve as the overload device per 430.55


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you should know that most starters and motors have a variety of ways to be wired what exact type is your starter and motor


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