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I have a vac motor and want to wire it 110 shop fan. It has

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I have a vac motor and want to wire it 110 for my shop fan. It has 6 wires labeled 1 through 6 how should my connection be to common hot and ground? Thank you!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 2 years ago.

Welcome. My name is ***** ***** would be glad to assist.

Does the motor have a nameplate with information?

Make, Model and any other could be useful.

What was the motor originally used for?

Let me know and we can continue,


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Don't know the last use for it. It has no info plate. I was told that it is a 110 or 220 1hp 3600 rpm. It is blue in places where the paint is left. Seems to have never been any other color. Sorry I have no more info.
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 2 years ago.


Unfortunately without any information as the motors specifications, there is no way to know the voltage or the wiring.

I do not like guessing with motors. too many things can happen.

I can put the question back on the board for other experts to view if you wish.


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No Thank you! I am grateful for your time and effort. I kinda guessed it would be hard if not doable to answer with out a motor ID plate. I apologize for wasting your time. Thank you again.
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 2 years ago.


It certainly is not a waste of time.

Sometimes just a small amount of information on the nameplate leads to good results.

Yours just has no information.

Dont know, unless you ask.


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