General Purpose AC Motors

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  1. Weg 1 HP General Purpose Motor, 3-Phase, 875 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 208-230/460, Frame 182T - 00109ET3E182T-W22
     
  2. Dayton 1 HP Belt Drive Motor, Capacitor-Start, 1725 Nameplate RPM, 115/208-230 Voltage, Frame 56 - 6K321
     
    popularity: 100 Dayton 1 HP Belt Drive Motor, Capacitor-Start, 1725 Nameplate RPM, 115/208-230 Voltage, Frame 56 - 6K321 Product Code: #C1566588
    Special Price $244.94 List Price $380.82
  3. popularity: 99 Dayton 1/4 HP General Purpose Motor, Split-Phase, 1725 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 115, Frame 56Z - 5K280 Product Code: #C1563820
    Special Price $108.16 List Price $131.90
  4. popularity: 99 Dayton 1/3 HP Belt Drive Motor, Split-Phase, 1725 Nameplate RPM, 115 Voltage, Frame 56CZ - 6XH50 Product Code: #C1567236
    Special Price $144.75 List Price $176.52
  5. popularity: 99 Dayton 1/2 HP General Purpose Motor, Split-Phase, 1725 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 115, Frame 56 - 5K283 Product Code: #C1563822
    Special Price $139.39 List Price $169.99
  6. popularity: 99 Dayton 1/3 HP General Purpose Motor, Split-Phase, 1725 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 115, Frame 56Z - 5K534 Product Code: #C1563843
    Special Price $139.08 List Price $192.02
  7. popularity: 99 Dayton 5 HP General Purpose Motor, Capacitor-Start, 1740 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 230, Frame 213T - 5K676 Product Code: #C1563863
    Special Price $847.10 List Price $1,033.05
  8. popularity: 99 Dayton 1/3 HP General Purpose Motor, Split-Phase, 1725 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 115, Frame 48Z - 5K917 Product Code: #C1563868
    Special Price $107.56 List Price $131.17
  9. Dayton 5 HP General Purpose Motor, 3-Phase, 1750 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 208-230/460, Frame 184T - 2MXU7
     
    popularity: 99 Dayton 5 HP General Purpose Motor, 3-Phase, 1750 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 208-230/460, Frame 184T - 2MXU7 Product Code: #C1551787
    Special Price $497.38 List Price $606.56
  10. Dayton 3 HP General Purpose Motor, 3-Phase, 1770 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 208-230/460, Frame 182/4T - 2NKY8
     
    popularity: 99 Dayton 3 HP General Purpose Motor, 3-Phase, 1770 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 208-230/460, Frame 182/4T - 2NKY8 Product Code: #C1551830
    Special Price $415.53 List Price $506.74
  11. popularity: 99 Dayton 1/4 HP General Purpose Motor, Split-Phase, 1725 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 115, Frame 48Z - 6K718 Product Code: #C1566640
    Special Price $121.51 List Price $148.18
  12. popularity: 99 Dayton 1/2 HP Belt Drive Motor, Capacitor-Start, 1725 Nameplate RPM, 115/230 Voltage, Frame 48Z - 6K965 Product Code: #C1566667
    Special Price $175.00 List Price $213.41
  13. Dayton 3/4 HP General Purpose Motor, 3-Phase, 1725 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 208-230/460, Frame 56 - 31TT14
     
    popularity: 99 Dayton 3/4 HP General Purpose Motor, 3-Phase, 1725 Nameplate RPM, Voltage 208-230/460, Frame 56 - 31TT14 Product Code: #C1554564
    Special Price $276.00 List Price $390.59
  14. popularity: 99 Dayton 1/6 HP Belt Drive Motor, Split-Phase, 1140 Nameplate RPM, 115 Voltage, Frame 56CZ - 6XH47 Product Code: #C1567235
    Special Price $172.89 List Price $210.84
  15. popularity: 99 Dayton 1/2 HP Belt Drive Motor, Split-Phase, 1725 Nameplate RPM, 115 Voltage, Frame 56CZ - 6XH52BG Product Code: #C1567237
    Special Price $160.53 List Price $195.77
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Need Help with Your Nameplate?
Reading a motor’s nameplate can often be challenging. Nameplates differ according to manufacturer, and a variety of factors, such as dirt and damage, can hide crucial information needed to size a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), make a repair, find a replacement, correct the power factor, purchase parts, or do almost anything with the motor. But even a clean nameplate can be confusing with all of the abbreviations and codes used in such a small space. The following guide is designed to help you understand the crucial information contained on your motor’s nameplate.





Step 1: Gather Nameplate Information
Listed below is the information you will need to select your motor. If you are replacing an existing motor, the following information can be located on the nameplate of the motor. See the sample nameplate on this page:


  1. Phase (PH): Either single (1) or three (3). This should match exactly.

  2. Voltage (Volts): This should match exactly.

  3. Horsepower (HP): Very small motors are often rated in watts. Choose an equal or next higher HP.

  4. Physical Size/Frame (FR): This should match exactly.

  5. Speed (RPM): This should match within 5%.

  6. Frequency (Hz): This should match exactly.

  7. Service Factor (SF): This should be an equal or greater number.

  8. Type: See below.

    a. Shaded Pole - Small direct-drive fans and blowers
    b. PSC - Direct-drive fans and blowers
    c. Split-Phase - Belt-drive and direct-drive fans and blowers, small tools, centrifugal pumps, and appliances
    d. Capacitor-Start - Pumps, compressors, tools, conveyors, farm equipment, and industrial ventilators
    e. 3-Phase - Applications where 3-Phase power is available

  9. Enclosure (Encl.): See below.

    a. ODP/Open - Clean, dry, non hazardous environments
    b. Enclosed TEFC/TENV - Dirty, moist, non hazardous environments
    c. Hazardous - Designed for use in hazardous environments as defined by National Electric Code (NEC) classifications. NEC Class and Group are designated on UL Hazardous Location nameplate mounted on the motor.

  10. Duty Cycle: If the current motor is an intermittent duty, it is possible to upgrade to continuous. Air-over must be installed in the driven fan blade’s airstream.

  11. Bearing Type: Sleeve or ball bearings

  12. Thermal Protection


Step 2: Determine Your Motor Type
General-Purpose Motors are intended for mechanical loads, air-moving, and for hard to start applications such as conveyors, belt-driven equipment, machine tools, and reciprocating pumps. These motors utilize ball bearings to handle heavier loads and heavier construction for industrial applications.

Definite-Purpose Motors are used in specific applications and the motor’s features are all driven by the specific application. Such motors include washdown, hazardous location, pump duty, etc.

HVAC Motors are designed primarily for air moving and other light to medium duty applications such as fans, centrifugal pumps, small tools, and office equipment. DC Motors are used in numerous industrial applications because the speed to torque relationship is so flexible. Speeds can be varied, and full torque can be reached within the operational speed range.

DC Motors are used on constant-torque loads such as conveyor belts, elevators, cranes, and more.

Step 3: Select the Motor
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