Humm, something not adding up, Voltage and amperage are the *basic*
elements of electric horsepower. Having the proper Voltage and amperage
rating on a switch would have the proper horsepower rating. Possibly
your used table saw motor may of been defective and drawing a bit more
than it was suppose to. or the V A calculations were wrong. A breaker or
fused should of tripped.
But then again as the tread goes on, someone mentioned something about a
magnetic switch, that is probably the better answer.
Umm, can you explain that to me? You see, my understanding is that
voltage is expressed as E. I am also given to understand that amperage
is expressed as I. I heard once that P (power in watts) is expressed
as volts times amps, or P=IE. Now here is where it starts to get
tricky for the uninformed. Power is also expressed as W (for watts)
and that there are roughly 746 watts per HP (given the givens and
assuming the assumptions). So, the long and the short of it, as I see
it, is that there is a direct relationship between amps, volts, and
What does that mean for you? Well, if you will simply explain how you
can be okay on voltage and amperage and still have a problem with the
hp of the motor, I'll take back everything I've ever said about your
electrical incompetency. Since CW has summed it up much more
succinctly than I (that you don't have a clue), you'll be unable to
and I won't have to eat a single word.
Bottom line: don't give electrical advice. You are so far out of your
element you are dangerous.
As an aside, LRod, they are no longer teaching it as "E". They now use "V".
I guess someone decided that is was to hard to remember. Seems I confuse the
modern electronic types too when I use the term megacycles. :)
You mean back when pico-farads were mickey-mikes?
You won't ever confuse me with those terms. My license dates from
You know, kilocycle cops never took off in an updated form; kilohertz
cops. I guess ya gotta be a DX'er to understand that one (and you may
Impedance is the resistive value when a capacitor is used in conjunction
to a frequency. in a motor a capacitor is use to lighten the load when
the motor starts and basically does not much afterwards. As I can See
Toller, your not well respected on your comments in this news group.
further more, the others in this newsgroup seem to take what is spoken
and elaborate on it, while your simply trying to knock someone down.
Well if this is your "thing" let it be so, the rest of us will simply
keep on sawing while your trying to make yourself better than others.
I though news groups were to help and discuss issues not to black ball
To the other's, I'd like to present myself, as an electronics hobbies
that also likes wood working. I've been scanning the threads for quite
some times now, "about 9 months" I like the conversations and the good
hearted replies that come from all of you. Keep up the good spirit.
I've learned so much from this newsgroup. Kooda to all.
And my 10Cents for Toller.
Either Ohm's law is
In my book, 2X2 = 4 The variable is irrelevant to the equation, If you
know the watts that a horsepower takes, then the rest is MATH.
And as I said!!!!!!!! If the calculations are correct then the switch
will work! Final period. Otherwise Your wasting Your time.
So in the future, If I don't reply to any of your comments, You'll know
why. If you don't, You will when you can figure out E=MC^2
Till Then have fun dissing people.
At the risk of sounding repetitive...
While you're studying this stuff, don't be surprised to find that ohm's law
well covers those issues.
You're throwing out a bunch of terms that have meaning but they do nothing
to support your case. If you understood ohm's law and other principles of
electricity you'd know the folly of your statement. Electrical discussion
haven't been your strong suit here - I can't help but wonder why you step
into this same trap time and time again.
Typically this is normal as there is less voltage drop when you power up.
Replace the switch and while you are at it spend the extra $ and get a
Magnetic 240v switch. If using a magnetic switch and you have an
interruption of power you have to manually turn the saw back on. Handy if
you forget to turn the saw off before the power comes back on.
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