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What would cause a 240V motor to surge?

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2008-06-22 07:12:02
2008-06-22 07:12:02

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I've seen it done. Be sure you have the correct voltage going to the motor. A 50 Hz motor was probably used in the UK, or other parts of Europe. They use 240V/50 Hz. So your motor will probably need 240V too. Check the motor's nameplate.For more information see the answers to the Related Questions shown below.

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