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Wiring a Marathon electric motor. I want to operate off 120

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wiring a Marathon electric motor. I want to operate off 120 volt Is Line 1 (red/blue/orange) the 120 volt line (black wire) and the Line 2 (black, white, yellow) the neutral (white wire)?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The Motor is a marathon 3/4 hp. On the side of the motor there is a wiring diagram that shows a "low voltage" hookup as grouping the wire colours as listed above. It labels the inputs as Line 1 and Line 2. Rather than Line and Neutral. Just wondering if I am getting this correct?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer.

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Your instincts are correct. L1 would be for the 120 volt hot connection, and L2 would be for the neutral connection.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

You are most welcome. Is there anything else I can do for you? Would you like me to stand by while you connect it and test it?