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Test run tips: Common causes for high no-load current on rewound motors

Publication date: 
June 2002
Author: 
Cyndi Nyberg Esau, Former EASA Technical Support Specialist

When a motor is test run without a load after it has been rewound, one of the questions we are asked is why the amps are too high, even higher than the nameplate full load. Here are a few of the common factors to consider.

Topic(s): 
Motor testing