# Question: What Size Breaker Do I Need For A 5 Hp Motor?

## What size breaker do I need for a 2 hp motor?

Full Load Current: Three Phase AC MotorsMotor HorsepowerSize Breaker2230V 460V15 153230V 460V15 155230V 460V15 157-1/2230V 460V40 306 more rows.

## How much power does a 2 hp motor use?

Watts to horsepower conversion tableWatts (W)Mechanic horsepower (hp(I))Electric horsepower (hp(E))1 W0.001341 hp0.001340 hp2 W0.002682 hp0.002681 hp3 W0.004023 hp0.004021 hp4 W0.005364 hp0.005362 hp28 more rows

## How many amps does a 1.5 HP pool pump draw?

The new one is a 1.5 HP motor, but it says on it that the total 1.65 HP. What gauge wire is required for a 25 or 30 amp breaker? A 1-1/2 hp electric motor on 115 volts is rated at 20 amp. A 1 hp motor on 115 volt is rated at 16 amp.

## How many amps does a 5 hp motor use?

AC Motor Full Load AmperesHP200 Volts550-600 Volts3113.9517.56.17.525.391032.21123 more rows

## What size breaker do I need for a 5 hp compressor?

Re: Wiring size for compressor 5hp motor. A full load current for a 5hp single phase AC motor on 230v is 28 amps. So 10ga. wire with a 30 amp breaker will be fine.

## How do you size a circuit breaker for a motor?

Remember the following important principles:You must size the conductors at 125% of the motor FLC [430.22(A)].You must size the overloads no more than 115% to 125% of the motor nameplate current rating, depending on the conditions [430.32(A)(1)].More items…

## What is the formula to convert HP to amps?

Converting horsepower to amps can be done in a few simple steps, or using this simple formula.Amps = (Horsepower × 746) ÷ Efficiency ÷ Volts.Watts = Horsepower × 746.Watts = Watts ÷ Efficiency.Amps = Watts ÷ Volts.Amps = (HP × 746) ÷ Efficiency ÷ V.

## How many HP is 15 amps?

At 100% efficiency, the most a 15-amp, 120v outlet in a home circuit can supply is 15 x 120 or 1800w; 1800 divided by 746 equals 2.41 hp.

## What size breaker do I need for a 40 hp motor?

Electrical motor wiring data – NEMA amps, starter size, HMCP size for motors ranging 1/2 to 500 hpMotor HPNEMA ampsMotor Circuit Protector Size HMCP304010040521005065100607715021 more rows

## How many amps does a 5 hp compressor draw?

5 HP is right about 3725 watts which is about 16.2 amps. The motor is probably closer to about 4.5 HP in reality. 15 amps at 230 volts is not 7.5 amps on each leg.

## What is the difference between amps and horsepower?

Amps measure electrical current. Horsepower is the amount of energy a motor creates when in use.

## What is the formula to calculate amps?

The formula for Amps is Watts divided by Volts. To use the chart, cover up the A with your finger and use the remaining chart calculation of W divided by V. Using our sample panel data, 60 watts divided by 12 volts equals 5 amps.

## How many amps does a 1.5 HP well pump draw?

15 ampThe 1.5 HP submersible pump is taking 15 amp.

## What size wire do I need for a 1 hp motor?

Single Phase (230 Volt) – Wire Size Selection Guide*HPCable Length3/41414114121 1/214124 more rows

## How many amps does a 1 HP pool pump draw?

Since it’s an aboveground pool pump it’s an uprated model and probably draws in the neighborhood of 10 to 12 amps at 120 volts. Depending on your plumbing it may draw less.