wiring 220volts

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Yes. "The current would double at 120V - " indicating 240V on a 120V configuration.
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On 08/17/2010 07:23 PM, AZ Nomad wrote:

No, if you take a motor that is able to be wired for either voltage, the current *in normal operation* at 240V is roughly half that of the current at 120V.
Now if you leave it wired for 120V and feed it 240V, I bet the current is going to be even more yet! (for a brief period of time)
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No, if the motor were connected at 120 volts, the current would double what it would be if the same motor was connected for 240 volt. Bud is referring to a dual voltage motor, not suggesting connecting 240 volts to a motor wired for 120 volts, which would smoke the windings.
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