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Don't get tripped up when stepping through motor load calculations

Aswe'vediscussedinthelasttwoCodeCalculationsarticles,whencalculatingthetotal

Howmuchofyourtimeisspentfixingavoidable
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thecurrentratingshownintheappropriatetablein430,PartN.Usethetables
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for2phaseAC,and150isfor3phaseAC. GuidetoMotorRestarts

CanYouDependonYourTools?
Example:WhatistheVAratingforagroupof480V,3phasemotorsratedat125hp,40
hp,and30hp?Note:Your480Vsupplywillrequireyoutouseamotorratedat260V. IsYourCostCuttingHelpingorHurting?

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Step2:CalculatetotalVAperSec.2202.
VA=VxIx1.732(where1.732isthesquarerootof3) Well,wereheretohelp.Herearetheeightmost
VA=480Vx156Ax1.732=129,692VA interestingthings,inouropinion,thataregoingoninthe
VA=480Vx52Ax1.732=43,231VA fieldofsolarpower.Enjoy!RelatedGalleries:Seven
VA=480Vx40Ax1.732=33,254VA
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