Watts So Confusing?
Most motors are designed to a set amount of work, usually rated in either watts or horsepower (746 watts per HP). Watt's law states that watts = volts x amps. If a particular motor needs to do 1 horsepower of work at 120 volts, it will draw about 6.22 amps. And yes, in an inductive […]Read more
An even EASIER way to check capacitors
In a previous article, we covered the standard way to check capacitors under load. I am now going to give you an even easier test. A properly functioning PSC (permanent split capacitor) or CSCR (capacitor start capacitor run) motor should have a power factor of very close to 1 if they have a properly sized […]Read more