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dunnswoodworks

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414 days ago

I have this leeson 1.5 hp. motor thats on a old craftsman planer wired as 220.Can this be rewired to 110.From the top down their is (1 with black wired to it.(2 with no wire attached to it.(3 with no wire attached to it.(4 with white wire attached to it.And finally Green wire very bottom large screw.

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 414 days ago

It’s hard to read, but the label seems to indicate 205/230V, which means it won’t do 110.. check the tag to confirm (or post a better picture for us!).

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 414 days ago

You cut off the model number in the pic. You can take the full model # to leeson and search their site. If it’s a very old one, they won’t have the diagram posted but you can email them with the # and they can tell you the specs on the motor. If it’s 110/220 it will usualy say so somewhere on that plate.

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REO

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#3 posted 414 days ago

it would appear that you don’t have user serviceable rewiring available for voltage change. it is still possible but it may require pulling the end off the motor and digging out the connections to the windings so that you can split them. definitely possible but not on the low end of the easy scale.

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dunnswoodworks

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#4 posted 414 days ago

Ok…...thanks guys.I think I will dig out my 1/3 hp motor and put it on there.Shows no where on the plate 110/220 so I am sure I will find a use for it later. Travis

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MrUnix

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#5 posted 414 days ago

From the photo, it’s a model #A6C34DC34A

A google search turns up a few for sale, and they are listed as 208/230V single phase 1.5HP with a 1.15 SF. and running 3450 RPM @60Hz. (2850 RPM @50Hz)

You might be able to open it up and rig it to run on 110, maybe.. but I doubt it. Usually if there is a way to run dual voltages, the MFG will let you know so they can charge more money :)

Anyway, according to Leeson, the model number breaks down to:

A = Auto protectred
6 = NEMA 56 Frame
C = Cap. Start/Ind. run
34 = 3450 RPM @60Hz – 2 pole
D = Drip proof enclosure
C = “C” Face mounting – no base NEMA
34A = internal sequence number and modification level

The good news is that you could probably sell it for a good bit of change.. if you search on that model number, you will find a couple of places selling them for upwards of $200.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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