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I AM SETTING MY AIR COMPRESSOR FROM 240 VOLT TO 120 VOLT USING 4 WIRE STRAND. WHICH WIRE COLORS SHOULD I USE AND WHAT LOCATIONS SHOULD I PUT THEM IN?

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You have to change the wires in the motor according to the wiring diagram on the motor before you can convert the motor to 120 Volt.

The standard colors you should use would be black and white for line and load and green for ground. If you just have a copper wire and it is not coated with a green coating then you will use the standard copper wire for ground.

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