# Motor wire number to color mapping for Bandsaw motor.

• posted on November 14, 2005, 4:37 am

Greetings,
I have bought a Baldor 1.5H FDL3514M motor for my Delta 14 inch bandsaw. It has nice wiring instructions saying connect wire number x to wire number y.
However, I do not see the numbers.
I think the color of the wire indicates the number. If so, then what color corresponds to what number? If not, then how do I determine the number of a wire?
Sincerely, Bill Thomas
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• posted on November 14, 2005, 5:11 am
Not sure about a number/color relationship. Are the colors white, black and green? Maybe even a red wire? There may be a legend for colorblind people, but that should be pretty obvious on the instructions. Tom
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• posted on November 14, 2005, 5:56 am
After careful examination with better eye glasses and a magnifying glass, I found the numbers printed on the wires with their orientation along the length of the wire. They look like smudges from the manufacturing process until you decide they look like numbers, then you can read them.
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• posted on November 14, 2005, 6:26 am
Ahh, you're getting older, like me! But are there colors? Tom
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• posted on November 14, 2005, 10:39 am

Must be some numbers somewhere that you're missing, but to use an old crutch for remembering resistor color coding; Bad(black) =0 Boys(brown) =1 Rape(red) =2 Our(orange) =3 Young(yellow) =4 Girls(green) =5 But(blue) =6 Violet(purple) =7 Gives(gray) =8 Willingly(white)=9 Get(gold)Some(silver)Now(no color) were added on the end to signify the variance of the rating, ie: 0%, 1%, 5%
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• posted on November 28, 2005, 11:08 pm
We can only wish the electricians used the electronic codes. The colors to numbers for this motor follow: Blue = 1 White = 2 Orange = 3 Yellow = 4 Black = 5 no 6 no 7 Red = 8 Brown = J
I did have to swap the Black 5 wire with the Red 8 wire to make the mortor turn the blade correctly. Otherwise I followed the label on the motor's electric box cover.
I bought a 10 AWG extension cable. Pieces of it became the power cord and the cable from the electric box I added, to the motor. The added electric box, which I bolted to the outside over one of the existing plugged holes of the base cabinet, contains the connections between the power cord, switch, and motor; two duplex outlets (since it had the space and the magnetic light over the table needed an outlet); and a compression fitting for the power cord. Since the motor can draw 18 Amps, I put the 20 Amp plug on the power cord. It looks like a regular plug with one of the blades rotated 90 degrees. I had a 20 Amp dedicated outlet for the lathe. Since in this one man shop, the bandsaw will not run at the same time as the lathe, I ran conduit from the lathe outlet to a new outlet near the bandsaw. The motor mount had to move to accomodate the fan end of the motor, which then required moving the bandsaw on the top of the base cabinet to keep the pulleys in alignment.
Summary, the bandsaw now cuts as it should cut and not as it cut with a .75 HP motor.