Question about Heating & Cooling
It might be the way your wiring it up if your pluging it in to an outlet make sure your white wire's are connected . First buy your self a voltage meter make sure you dont have to many amp's coming in that will burn out your motor.if u need more help send back info on how you plug it in and the volt's and amp's coming in thank's
Posted on Jan 08, 2013
The 123.5 volts your meter is displaying is a little high. Typically, 110 - 120 volts is the expected amount - but you're within a few percentage points so it shouldn't be a problem. Is the wire from the outlet to the fan something you ran - or was it already there? Either way, what is the size of the cabel? Typical identification would be "SJOW" (or other insulation type indicator) followed by the wire size and number of insulated conductors such as "16-3" or "14-3".
The amount of current in amps required by the fan should be printed on a label on the motor somewhere. This label should also have the voltage(s) needed to run the fan, too. It is not unusual for motors to have dual voltage ratings such as "120 / 240" volts. If it has 2 voltage rating it will have 2 current ratings too such as "9.2 / 4.6" amps. The higher current rating is for the lower voltage. When there are multiple voltages listed, this means that there are multiple ways of wiring the motor. It may ship wired for the higher voltage, in the example that would be 240 volts. Supplying only 120 volts to the motor will cause it to over heat and fail prematurely. make sure the voltage supplied (120 volts) is correct for the way the motor is wired.
Typically 14-3 cable is good for 12 amps and 16-3 cable is good for up to 8 amps. Make sure the wire is sized large enough for the amount of current the fan needs. Replace it is it is too small.
Lastly, this wiring is severly substandard and there are numerous electrical code violations that should be corrected before powering this up again. I understand that you're just trying to make it work, but it is very dangerous to leave terminals & connection in free air - and easily accessable to anyone to come into contact if a wirenut should fall off. I suggest that you call a qualified / licensed electrican to complete this job for you and your family.
Posted on Jan 09, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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