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Voltage And horsepower

Publication date: 
May 1999
Author: 
Chuck Yung, EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

You may have experienced this situation before: Your best customer just called to say he has a plant down and is in desperate need of a 100 hp, 6-pole, 460-volt motor. And he needs it now! You check your stock and find one that's pretty close. The frame is right, but it's a 125 hp unit at 575 volts. What can you do? You know that the motor will run at 460 volts, but how much horsepower will it produce?