# How much current is needed for a 5hp motor?

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Horsepower Amps Voltage
4 HP 27.6 A 120 V
4.5 HP 31.1 A 120 V
5 HP 34.5 A 120 V
10 HP 69.1 A 120 V

## How many amps does a 5 hp motor use?

AMP DRAW BASED ON HORSEPOWER

HP 1 Phase Amps 3 Phase Amps
115 volt 208 volt
5 56 16.7
7-1/2 80 24.2
10 100 30.8

## What size generator do I need to run a 5HP motor?

Rule of Thumb

Electric Motor Size Minimum Generator Req’d (KVA) by Starting Method
HP KW S.D to KVA Size (Note 2)
5 3.7 10
6 4.5 12
7.5 5.5 15

## How many amps does a 5HP 3 phase motor draw?

AC Motor Full Load Amperes

HP 200 Volts 208 Volts
2 7.8 7.5
3 11 10.6
5 17.5 16.7
7.5 25.3 24.2

## How do I convert HP to amps?

Converting horsepower to amps can be done in a few simple steps, or using this simple formula.

1. Amps = (Horsepower × 746) ÷ Efficiency ÷ Volts.
2. Watts = Horsepower × 746.
3. Watts = Wattsη
4. Amps = Watts ÷ Volts.
5. Amps = HP × 746V × η × PF.
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## How many HP is 15 amps?

Common Amps to Horsepower Conversions

Amps Horsepower Efficiency
10 A 1.45 HP 90%
15 A 2.17 HP 90%
20 A 2.9 HP 90%
25 A 3.62 HP 90%

## How many watts is a 1 hp motor?

One electric horsepower is equal to exactly 746 watts.

## How many watts is a 10 hp motor?

So a 10 hp motor will need 7680 watts when operating.

## Can a generator run an electric motor?

YES, but it can only be done long term with an electric motor that is designed to also run as a generator and if the generator will be paralleled with other generation the motor will need to be a synchronous motor.

## How much power does a 2 hp motor use?

How many watts does a 2 HP motors have? If a 2 horse power motor is doing 2 horsepower of work then in the load about 1500 Watts of energy is used in the load.

## What is the full load current of a 1 hp motor?

For single phase motors, NEC table 430-148 gives 230 Vac full load current of 8 amps for a 1 HP motor.

## What size breaker do I need for a 3 HP motor?

Full Load Current: Three Phase AC Motors

Motor Horsepower Size Breaker
1-1/2 230V 460V 15 15
2 230V 460V 15 15
3 230V 460V 15 15
5 230V 460V 15 15

## How much current would a 1.5 HP 240v motor draw?

The 1.5 HP Baldor motor that turns at 1725 will draw 18 amps according to its name plate.

## How many amps does a 1 HP 3 phase motor draw?

Here are the Full Load Amp (FLA) values for typical 230VAC and 480VAC 3 phase motors.

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Motor horsepower Full load amps 230VAC Full load amps 460VAC
1 3.3 1.7
1.5 4.7 2.4
2 6 3.0
3 9 4.5

## How do you convert HP volts to amps?

Given horsepower and volts, it is possible to calculate amps. The calculation of amps uses Ohm’s Law, which is amps times volts equals watts. Multiply the horsepower by 746 watts. For example, an engine at two horsepower with 230 volts would be calculated as two horsepower times 746 watts, which equals 1492. 