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Old 04-18-2005, 12:16 PM
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According to my handy dandy Square D motor calculator the below are the specifics for a 5hp single phase 230v motor.

Full load current 28 amps
Minimum copper wire size #8 awg
Thermal magnetic breaker 60 amp

#8 wire is good for 50 amps
#6 wire is good for 65 amps
#4 wire is good for 85 amps

Normally wire is sized at 125% of max load. 28 X 125% = 35 amps.

Wire it properly, you will sleep better.

Vince

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