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Forum topic by dustyguy1 posted 08-23-2018 12:13 PM 1053 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2018 12:13 PM

I just got a powermatic 66 and need some help wiring here is a couple photos. I was told it was single phase but it looking found it’s not. I want to run on 240 single and diagram say yes just wiring is not my thing any help. Would be great.

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#1 posted 08-23-2018 12:48 PM

It is.
Need better pictures.
Your motor name plate 230/480v phase=1
You will need to open the peckerhead to see if it is wired for high or low, you want low. Wires will be numbered or colored.
Many of your guestions are already here with pictures.

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#2 posted 08-23-2018 07:57 PM

Well, every thing i see here looks like 3 phase, except the 1 stamped on the name plate. First the starter is 3 phase, and the motor amperage is consistent with 3 phase, a single phase 3hp motor is going to draw somewhere around 17amps at 230v. ive only scene one single phase motor that could be wired for 460v. Is there a capacitor on the motor, if not, another indication of 3phase. open the pecker head up and that should tell you one way or the other for sure. i just went over to the shop and snapped a pic of a 3hp 3phase motor im changing bearings on, notice the amperage’s, there the same as your motor. hope this helps.

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#3 posted 08-23-2018 08:51 PM

Lee, nice catch on the amps, I just looked at. Volts and phase. So I did look further and google K2042 I found the motor. KE is a designator for … 3 phase.
Dustyguy1 your shop featuring 3 phase power or now looking for a drive?

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#4 posted 08-23-2018 08:57 PM

Less than $200 for a VFD and you are good to go.


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#5 posted 08-23-2018 11:02 PM

Thanks for the input. No 3ph. So vfd is in future.

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