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Re: Air compressors yet again.

Subject: Re: Air compressors yet again.
From: (Gorman, George)
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 13:50 EST
Sure you can make 6.5 HP with 110 volts.  

6.5hp x 746 watts/hp = 4849 watts

4849 watts/110v = 44 amps.

Which means that you can't make 6.5 hp on a standard 15-20 amp 110v household 
circuit (without tripping a breaker or burning something up), but assuming the 
circuit is set up for say 50 amps (plugs too) there no physical reason why you 
can't have that much HP on a 110v circuit.

Of course, all this is moot because I believe the unit you describe is set up 
for 220v.

George Gorman
Brian Kelly writes:

That's exactly what you want to look at.  BTW, you can't make 6.5 HP
with 110 volts!


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