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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 01-02-2017 10:32 PM 477 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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01-02-2017 10:32 PM

I have the fan from the air handler I kept after a new A/C install. It is nine inches in diameter and eight inches wide. It is the squirrel cage type.
The motor is new. It is 220v, 2.7 amp and 1.5 hp. I would convert to 110v
This seems skimpy in HP to me. Could it be used as a shop filter?
Thank you.

-- Jerry


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eflanders

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 01:34 AM

If you leave the motor wired for 220, it will use less electricity and will likely last longer to boot. As for the horsepower rating, that motor should move a lot of air. You won’t know until you actually try it. I do know of a few guys that made theirs very successfully with the same type of blower etc.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 03:14 AM

Considering that the air handler blew air into a entire house unless you have a very large shop it is more than up to the task. Do keep if 220 if possible as eflanders pointed out they run better and last longer. My WEN air filtration system motor is rated at 1/16th I believe.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Carloz

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 05:34 AM


If you leave the motor wired for 220, it will use less electricity and will likely last longer to boot. As for the horsepower rating, that motor should move a lot of air. You won t know until you actually try it. I do know of a few guys that made theirs very successfully with the same type of blower etc.

- eflanders


An induction motor will not use less electricity and will not last longer when used in 220V circuit. In fact it will not event notice.
I do not know why the misconception about magic of 220V is so widely spread.
OP. For the air filter it is more than you need.

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