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Forum topic by PatrickIrish posted 08-22-2018 08:40 PM 326 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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PatrickIrish

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08-22-2018 08:40 PM

The VFD blew on a 3 phase 5hp planer and for just a little bit more $$ I can bolt on a new warrantied L1409t Baldor 5hp single phase motor.

I thought I could somehow use the original mag starter and on/off switch. I don’t think I can as the new motor is 23amps and the original mag starter says 18amps.

Anyone have some guidance in this area? If I can’t use the starter, can I replace internals or just get one rated for 5hp and single phase? What about the push button on/off, can that still be used?


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#1 posted 08-22-2018 10:20 PM

I’d just get a new 5hp mag starter that has the on/off buttons integrated in the case and do away with the old button.
Such as …. https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Starter-Control-Shihlin-P30TPB/dp/B00Y1OZTFM/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1534976366&sr=8-7&keywords=magnetic+starter&dpID=41tJmpHeZwL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

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