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Posted on Power Tool voltage\amp question (Bandsaw)

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#1 posted 12-30-2007 10:46 PM

220/110v motor usually start better on 220v, because most of them use the same start winding for 220v and 110v, so you get more starting torque on 220. Most motors die trying to start, so the 220v will probably live longer. The 220v motor will have less voltage drop starting and running heavily loaded and voltage drop kills motors too. Can’t go wrong on 220v. You can use lighter wire to wire it too. Otherwise, it will use the same amount of power(Ohm’s Law & V X Amps), either way. Horsepower is horsepower, regardless of voltage.
60 Hz is 60 Hz can’t add them together


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