Electric motor issue

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Electric motor issue

Postby lukebarber » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:24 pm

I'm having a motor issue. I will try to give all the info possible.

3 hp
208 - 230 V
three "butt" connectors at the motor (red, black and blue)

3 hp
208 - 230 V

It's starting up for 3-4 seconds and right after that it trips the 30 amp breaker. It's on its own circuit (alone) with 10-2 nmd90 wire (90 feet long) with a 30 amp breaker.

Any idea what it could be?

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Re: Electric motor issue

Postby om_tech_support_KR » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:42 am

Hi Luke,

For induction motors we recommend using slow blow type fuses because the inrush current on start up of these motors on average is 3-5 times the full load current.

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