Hi Martin,

Your correct,I checked and the plate reads
14 amps I guess.I can't get at it very easy during winter as all the heavy
machinery is bunched together in a small space I try to heat.That works out to
2 HP but like I said I doubt they would give us a bigger motor without
claiming it in the ads.It would be neat for someone to do an amp draw test to
check it out running.Thanks for reminding me what the formula is Martin

Tom Munroe

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**Sent:** Wednesday, March 02, 2005 10:33
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**Subject:** [mill_drill] Re: dovetail collum
mill drill or mini-knee mill (6x26).

--- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, "Tom"
<ORIONLX200@a...> wrote:

> Hi
Phil,

> There are models

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>
*Richard,My machine came with a 2 HP instead of the listed 1 1/5

HP.I
suspect it isn't a true 2 HP though.It only draws 17amps on

110volts.Is
that a 2 HP draw?

> Tom Munroe

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Electrical power is
the product of volts times amps so 110 times 17

is 1870 watts. As 1 HP is
745 watts this is a power of 2.5 HP. As

some of the electrical power will
be wasted as heat and noise the

shaft output will be less than 2.5 HP so 2
HP seems realistic for

this current draw (there is also the small matter
of power factor in

AC circuits but that's too specialist for a machining
group). Is

this the maximum current draw on the motor's data plate? If you
have

measured it at this level with a motor running unloaded then it

would seem too high as the current will increase as the motor is

made
to do work. The no load current draw should be well below what

is needed
for 2 HP.

MArtin