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Need help wiring Kent mill 1978 2hp

Discussion in 'BRIDGEPORT MACHINES INC. & B'PORT CLONES' started by centaur, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. centaur

    centaur United States Iron Registered Member

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    Hello,
    I want to wire my 2hp to a vfd for 220v. The back plate of my motor plate has a picture layout for both 220 and 440..both of the configurations are the same. I am including the picture and can anyone tell me why they are the same wiring configurations? Thank you all for your help
    Mike
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    centaur United States Iron Registered Member

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    By the way it's a 3 phase motor


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    They aren't... note that the 220v connections have 4-5-6 linked together, 1 linked to 7, 2 linked to 8, 3 linked to 9.
    440v has 7 linked to 4, 8 to 5, 9 to 6.

    3-phase power's applied to 1, 2 and 3 in both cases.
    What's happening is that for 220v two windings are connected in parallel, for 440 in series so each winding has 220v across it. Simples.

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    By Judas Priest your right! Thanks very much...this had me stomped and I am just about ready to wire the motor to vfd.


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