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460 volt vs 230 volt Ac Motor ? Answered

15 hp, 460v, 1800 rpm, 3 phase ac motor full load amps is about 18.0 and the 15 hp, 230v, 1800 rpm, 3 phase ac motor is at 35.0 FL amps why? Can the full load amps of the 230v motor be reduced?


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jmart23
jmart23

3 days ago

If you have a 1-volt motor drawing 2 amps it would drive a 2 watt motor
if you have a 2-volt motor drawing 1 amp it would drive a 2 watt motor
it works the same on the 15 HP, 460-volt,1800 RPM and the 15HP, 230-Volt, 1800 RPM motors they both use the same watts. volts x amps = watts EI=P