# Frequent question: How many amps does a 5 hp motor use?

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Example: A 5 HP motor at 230V, 3PH is12. 4 amps.

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

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 breaker do I need for a 5 hp motor?

A 5hp single phase AC motor has a load current of 28 Amps. So 10GA. wire with a 30 Amp breaker will work.

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

Common Horsepower to Amps Conversions

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 single phase motor draw?

Full-Load Current in Amperes Single-Phase Alternating Current Motors

HP 115V 230V
5 56 28
7-1/2 80 40
10 100 50
The voltages listed are rated motor voltages. The listed currents are for system voltage ranges of 110 to 120 and 220 to 240.
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## How many amps does a 5.5 kW motor draw?

Three Phase Motors

MOTOR RATING HP APPROX. F.L.C. AT LINE VOLTAGE
2.2 kW 3 9.5
3.0 kW 4 12
3.7 kW 5 15
4.0 kW 5.5 16

## How much electricity does a 5 hp pump use?

A standard 5-horsepower (HP) electric motor pump-set shouldn’t — under ideal field conditions of three-phase supply at consistent 440V voltage — consume more than 3.73 kilowatt-hours of energy (one HP equals 0.746 kilowatts).

## How many amps does a 5 hp compressor draw?

A 5 hp will be around 21 amps, and a 7.5 hp will be around 35 amps.

## What size wire do I need for a 5 hp air compressor?

Assuming your motor is a 230V 5HP motor your FLC (NEC table Table 430.248) should be about 28A and as such you may be able to use 10AWG copper wire. On the other hand if the motor runs on 120V the FLC would be 56A and as such you need to run wire for 60A.

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

AC Motor Full Load Amperes

HP 200 Volts 220-240 Volts
3 11 9.6
5 17.5 15.2
7.5 25.3 22
10 32.2 28

## Can 5 hp motor run on single phase?

Example if you are planning to operate a 5 HP three-phase motor in Single phase, then the total output power of the motor will be reduced to 3.3HP. If you push further loads on the same motor, the motor’s winding takes high current. To avoid this you can select a motor with one step higher range.

## What is 5hp?

And metric horsepower which is 735.5 watts in electrical notations basically all the motors are measured under metric horsepower. Then according to the question my friend 5hp motor produces 5 * 735.5 watts In electrical term which is the capacity of 5 horses doing the same load.

## How many amps does a 1.5 HP 220V 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 motor draw?

Calculate the amps used by dividing the wattage by the voltage. For example a 500-watt motor — running on 50 volts — will draw 10 amps. A motor with the same wattage — running on 20 volts — will use 25 amps. This is the theoretical number of amps used by the motor.

## What is full load amps on a motor?

Full Load Amps, or F.L.A., represents the amount of current the motor is designed to draw at the rated horsepower. In the example nameplate, this means that when the motor is running under a full load at 230 volts, we can expect it to draw 5.4 amps.