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What's causing your high motor current? Understand the source of the problem to tackle it effectively and efficiently

Publication: 
Plant Services
Publication date: 
February 2018
Author: 
Tom Bishop, P.E., EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist

The most frequent concern about high current with a three-phase motor is high no-load current. But the broad issue of high no-load current isn’t the only three-phase motor issue to which plants should pay heed: High current with load and lower-than-expected no-load current are potential areas of concern, too. This article publish in Plant Services explores the sources of all of these.

  • High no-load current: Motor not rewound
  • Motor with no nameplate
  • High no-load current: Rewound motor
  • High current with load