# Question: How do you set a motor starter overload?

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The overloads are determined using 125% of the FLA, 7A x 1.25 = 8.75A. The maximum allowable size for the overloads is 9.8A. The overloads can be sized at 140% of the FLA if the overloads trip at rated load or will not allow the motor to start, 7A x 1.4 = 9.8A.

## How do you set a thermal overload on a motor?

1. Thermal Overload Relay setting = 100% x Full Load Current (Line).
2. Thermal Overload Relay setting = 100%x6 = 6 Amp.

## What is overload relay setting?

Overload relay is the one of important device for motor control.It can prevent our motor from overheat or winding burning due overload of ampere. We need to setting the value of overload relay properly depend on our application and motor full load ampere.

## What must be done before a motor overload can be reset?

the overload relay cannot be reset until the overload heater has cooled. The overload relay is reset by first turning the starter all the way off and then turning it back on.

## What should A motor overload be set at?

Per NEC, an overload must ultimately trip at 125% of FLA current (heater) setting for a 1.15 service factor motor, and 115% FLA for a 1.0 service factor motor.

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## How do you calculate current overload?

Divide by the rated full load current from the motor nameplate. This will be the load factor for the motor. If the motor current is 22A and the rated full load current is 20A, then the load factor is 22/20 = 1.1. This means the motor is overloaded by 10%.

## How do you check motor overload?

1. Measure the normal motor running current (i motor).
2. Turn off the motor and let it cool for about 10 minutes.
3. Calculate the following ratio: i (motor) / i (overload min FLA). …
4. Set the overload to its minimum FLA and turn on the motor.
5. Wait for the overload to trip.

## How can you change the current setting for thermal type overload relays?

1.15, the set current for the overload relay can be raised by 15% compared to full-load current or to the service factor amps (SFA) which is normally indicated on the nameplate. If the motor is connected in star = 440 V 60 Hz the overload relay then has to be set to 3.1 A.

## How do you use A thermal overload relay?

The overload relay is installed on motor control circuit to make a contact in the trip circuit or mechanically operate the trip bar thus shutting down the motor in the event of excessive load. It consists bimetallic strips. The heat produced by the overload current is utilized to heat the bimetallic strips.

## How do you set a motor relay?

If the 125% value is not built into the relay, you must set it at the motor’s nameplate current + 25%. For example, assume you want to protect a motor with 60A of full-load current, and you have an overload relay that can be set from 50A to 100A. If the device already factors in the 125%, you must set it at 60A.

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