A friend of mine would like me to wire a motor for him at his shop. He had purchased the motor and the housing (blower unit) at a salvage place. It appears to have come from an HVAC unit, where the motor is attached to squirrel cage fan unit, and the housing unit is designed to draw air from one side and to blow air out to the other side.
The specs on the motor are as follows: 208 - 230 v motor; 1 phase; permanent split capacitor motor ( run capacitor ); FLA = 1.7 amps; 60hz; 825 RPM.
My question is this: there are three wires to hook up. Black, white, and green. On the Name plate it states the following L1 = Black - Hot, and L2 = White - Common.
When I first saw the motor, I thought that it was a standard 120 volt motor, because of the black and white wires. However, the 208 volt rating on the name plate threw me off? He has three other motors, of the same model, and again it has black and white wires for 208 v. Other 208 v motors that I have dealt with have red and black wires, instead of black and white
I have wired the motor to 120v to test it out and the motor does work, It draws approx 1.2 amps. I don't have a tach to see the RPM spped.
He also has a 120/208 volt panel. I am tempted to try 208 volts on it, but I figured to ask, before I proceed.
Thanking you in advance.