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Forum topic by Marcus posted 11-28-2012 01:58 PM 499 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2012 01:58 PM

I’m sure this has been discussed before, but I am having a hard time locating it. Can anyone verify the circuit size needed for a Grizzly G1023RL? The doc says either 30amp or 15amp depending on where you look. It looks like the connector is a NEMA 6-15, so I would guess 15amps would be fine (I would wire for 20A), but just want to be sure.

And yes, I was planning on contacting Grizzly, just a busy day at work, so not sure when I’ll be able to call. Im just hoping someone on this forum has already made the call. Thanks!


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#1 posted 11-28-2012 02:08 PM

It depends upon motor size in HP and the full load amp draw of the motor. What is motor size and amp draw?

Edit….According to the Grizzly website and the manual for the 1023…...3hp 240v would require 15 amp circuit and 5hp 240v needs 30 amps

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#2 posted 11-28-2012 02:14 PM

The motor seems to require a 15A circuit, but I read in some documentation that they recommend a 30A for some reason. Thats why the question arises.

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 02:17 PM

When I looked at the Grizzly, it shows a 3 HP and a 5hp. The 15 amp would be the 3 HP, and the 30 amp would be the 5HP. Personally, I prefer the 20 amp circuits very little extra cost, and gives you a little more flexibility. If tyour saw has the 6-15 connector, it must be the 3 HP model.

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 05:30 PM

The manual that you are reading will cover several models. I think that is where your confusion is coming from. If the connector is an L6-15 then it is 15amps. If there is NOT a connector it is a 5hp model and will require the 30A circuit. Personally I would go with a 20A if nothing more than future use or other machines on that circuit

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#5 posted 11-28-2012 05:36 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I was digging around on my phone for circuit requirements at Menards last night and must not have realized that I was looking at requirements for the 5hp hard wired version.

I’ll definitely go w/ 20A…I dont recall the last time I used a 15A breaker (always have to future proof).

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