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Motor Ampacity (FLA)(FLC) and Characteristics
  Volts' Motor Ampacity and Characteristics module uses either NEC® Tables 430.247, 430.248, 430.249 and 430.250 OR known motor nameplate values for its computations.

  When entering data from the NEC® Motor Ampacity Tables:
  Volts interpolates the power value to the correct amperage if an exact match is not found in these tables. For example, a 7 1/2 hp inductive motor is rated at 22 amperes at 220 volts. What about an 8 hp motor? Volts' interpolation algorithm makes it easy. Volts calculates amperage values either above or below the NEC® tables and displays the results.
  When entering data from the known motor nameplate values:
  Volts utilizes your entered nameplate values and computes the motor's required ampacity.

This module computes:

  • The motor's full load amperes (FLA or FLC)
  • Required overload (primary) protection
  • Required overcurrent (secondary) protection
  • Locked rotor amperes (LRA)
  • NEMA starter size
  • Reactive power in kVARs

It simply cannot be any easier or more accurate to obtain the correct information the first time.


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