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Posted on MORE Power!!! 120 vs 240 volts

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#1 posted 05-14-2008 10:50 PM

Depends of the horse power rating of the motor. As a general rule, 240V motors are built to put out more power than 120V motors, but not always. Check the HP rating on both motors. It will either be on a metal plate fastened to the motor (the usual method) or stamped directly on the motor.

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