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## How many amps does a 100 hp motor draw?

AC Motor Full Load Amperes

HP | 200 Volts | 440-480 Volts |
---|---|---|

60 | 177 | 77 |

75 | 221 | 96 |

100 | 285 | 124 |

125 | 359 | 156 |

## How do I know what size motor breaker I need?

You must size the overloads no more than 115% to 125% of the motor nameplate current rating, depending on the conditions [430.32(A)(1)]. You must size the short-circuit ground-fault protection device from 150% to 300% of the motor FLC [Table 430.52].

## What size breaker do I need for a 75 hp motor?

Full-Load Current and Circuit Protection Data for Three-Phase AC Motors

Motor Horsepower | Breaker Size | |
---|---|---|

75 | 230 V 460 V | 300 200 |

100 | 230 V 460 V | 400 200 |

125 | 230 V 460 V | 500 250 |

150 | 230 V 460 V | 600 300 |

## What size breaker do I need for a 3 phase motor?

For AC, 3 phase supply (400 /440 Volts) the rating of Breaker will be 6 Amps, 3 Pole or 4 Pole.

## What size breaker do I need for a 15 amp motor?

A 12 wire and a 20A breaker is needed. 15A ends can be used on 20A circuits.

## What size breaker do I need for a 10 amp motor?

If you are connecting your 10 amp load to a standard electrical circuit in North America, a 15 or 20 amp circuit would be appropriate. If it’s a motorized load, I recommend a 20 amp circuit because inrush current at startup can “nuisance” trip a 15 amp breaker.

## What are the standard breaker sizes?

Standard sizes for fuses and fixed trip circuit breakers, per 240.6, are 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 600, 700, 800, 1000, 1200, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000 5000, and 6000 amps.

## How many amps is a 3 HP motor?

Common Horsepower to Amps Conversions

Horsepower | Amps | Voltage |
---|---|---|

2 HP | 13.8 A | 120 V |

2.5 HP | 17.3 A | 120 V |

3 HP | 20.7 A | 120 V |

3.5 HP | 24.2 A | 120 V |

## What wire do you use for 50 amps?

50 AMP Wire Size

For a maximum of 50 amps, you’ll need a wire gauge of 6. Fifty amp breakers are most often used to power many different appliances. However, a kitchen oven can alone require 50 amps. Many electric dryers also require a 50 amp breaker.

## What size wire do you need for a 60 amp breaker?

For 60 ampere breakers, electricians and professionals suggest using a wire size gauge ranging from 6 AWG to 4 AWG. All household wires have a rating of at least 600V, so only amperage really matters when it comes to determining wire gauge.

## How many amps can you put on a 20 amp breaker?

The standard for most household circuits are rated either 15 amps or 20 amps. An important note to remember is that circuit breakers can only handle about 80% of their overall amperage. That means a 15-amp circuit breaker can handle around 12-amps and a 20-amp circuit breaker can handle about 16 amps.

## How many amps does a 3 HP 3 phase motor draw?

AMP DRAW BASED ON HORSEPOWER

HP | 1 Phase Amps | 3 Phase Amps |
---|---|---|

115 volt | 575 volt | |

3 | 34 | 3.9 |

5 | 56 | 6.1 |

7-1/2 | 80 | 9 |

## How many amps does a 3 phase motor draw?

Here are the Full Load Amp (FLA) values for typical 230VAC and 480VAC 3 phase motors.

Motor horsepower | Full load amps 230VAC | Full load amps 460VAC |
---|---|---|

1.5 | 4.7 | 2.4 |

2 | 6 | 3.0 |

3 | 9 | 4.5 |

5 | 15 | 7.5 |

## What size breaker do I need for a 4 hp motor?

How to Calculate How What Size Circuit Breaker a Machine will Need:

HorsePower of Main Motor | 220 Volts, 1 phase | 220 Volts, 3 phase |
---|---|---|

1 Hp | 5.6 Amps | 2.8 |

2 | 11.2 | 5.6 |

3 | 16.8 | 8.4 |

4 | 22.4 | 11.2 |