## How do I know what size cable I need for my motor?

Size of Cable for Branch circuit which has Single Motor connection is 125% of Motor Full Load Current Capacity. Example: what is the minimum rating in amperes for Cables supplying 1 No of 5 hp, 415-volt, 3-phase motor at 0.8 Power Factor. Full-load currents for 5 hp = 7Amp. Min Capacity of Cable= (7X125%) =8.75 Amp.

## What size wire do I need for a 50 hp motor?

Motor HP | NEMA amps | Phase Wires (AWG) |
---|---|---|

40 | 52 | 4 |

50 | 65 | 4 |

60 | 77 | 2 |

75 | 96 | 2 |

**How do you calculate amps on a motor?**

First, know your motor’s specifications including the power rating (P), voltage requirement (V), power factor (cosΦ), and efficiency (η). If P is in kW, use this equation: amperage = 1000 × P / (1.73205 × V × cosΦ × η). If P is in hp, using this equation: amperage = 746 × P / (1.73205 × V × cosΦ × η).

### What size wire do I need for a 7.5 hp motor?

Full load amps, wire and conduit sizes for three phase electrical motors.

Power | Minimum Wire Size (AWG – Rubber) | |
---|---|---|

(hp) | (kW) | 230V |

7.5 | 5.6 | 8 |

10 | 7.5 | 8 |

15 | 11 | 6 |

### How many amps does a 1 HP 3 phase motor draw?

AMP DRAW BASED ON HORSEPOWER

HP | 1 Phase Amps | 3 Phase Amps |
---|---|---|

115 volt | 230 volt | |

1/2 | 9.8 | 2.2 |

3/4 | 13.8 | 3.2 |

1 | 16 | 4.2 |

**How do I calculate what size wire I need?**

How do you determine cable wire size? Divide the voltage running through the cable by your target current. If, for instance, 120 volts will act on the cable, and you want 30 amps to run through it: 120 / 30 = 4.

#### Will 8-gauge wire carry 50 amps?

An 8-gauge wire can handle a current of 50 amps at a temperature of 90-Celsius or 194-Fahrenheit.

#### How many amps does a 50 hp motor use?

3-Phase AC Motor F.L.A.

HP | 200 Volts | 208 Volts |
---|---|---|

40 | 120 | 114 |

50 | 150 | 143 |

60 | 177 | 169 |

75 | 221 | 211 |

**How many amps does a 3 phase 10 hp motor use?**

AMP DRAW BASED ON HORSEPOWER

HP | 1 Phase Amps | 3 Phase Amps |
---|---|---|

115 volt | 208 volt | |

5 | 56 | 16.7 |

7-1/2 | 80 | 24.2 |

10 | 100 | 30.8 |

## How many amps does a 5 HP 3 phase motor draw?

13.64 amps

A 5 HP motor at 230V, 3PH is12.

Using the formula above, multiply 12.4 amps by 10% for a result of 1.24. Add this total to 12.4 for a total of 13.64 amps.

## What size breaker do I need for a 7.5 HP 3 phase motor?

You should be using 430.52 to size the short-circuit protection, which goes as high as 250% for an inverse-time breaker. Your overloads protect the wire. The 30-amp breaker could work if there was little to no inrush with the starting of the motor.

**What size wire do I need for a 5 hp motor?**

Three Phase (230 Volt) – Wire Size Selection Guide*

HP | Cable Length | |
---|---|---|

Up to 30′ | 31′ – 50′ | |

3 | 14 | 14 |

5 | 14 | 14 |

7-1/2 | 14 | 12 |

### How many amps does a 1.5 HP 3 phase motor draw?

3-Phase AC Motor F.L.A.

HP | 200 Volts | 440-480 Volts |
---|---|---|

3/4 | 3.7 | 1.6 |

1 | 4.8 | 2.1 |

1.5 | 6.9 | 3.0 |

2 | 7.8 | 3.4 |

### What is the amperage of a 3 phase 10hp motor?

**What size wire do I need for a 3 phase motor?**

The cable size is equal to the 1.5 times of the full load current of the motor/load. Hence the cable rating formula can be written as, Cable size = 1.5 x Full Load Current.

#### How do you determine amperage cable size?

Full Load Current = (KVA · 1000) / (1.732 · Voltage): Full Load Current = (100 · 1000) / (1.732 · 415) = 139 Amp.

…

Let’s select 3.5 core 70 Sq.mm cable for single run.

- Current capacity of 70 Sq.mm cable is: 170 Amp,
- Total derating current of 70 Sq.mm cable = 170 · 0.93 = 159 Amp.

#### What size wire do I need to run 50 amps 100 feet?

6 AWG

In most cases, 6 AWG is an almost perfectly-sized wire for a 50 amp breaker. In limited cases, you will probably have to use a larger 4 AWG wire. That’s when you have a long circuit and are sending electrical current at some distance (100 feet or more).

**How far can you run 8 gauge wire for 40 amps?**

The rule of thumb is to go up one size larger if you plan on running the recommended wire size over 100 feet. This means that if you are planning on running 8-gauage wire for a 40 amp breaker over 100 feet, you should go to 6-gauge wire.

## How many amps does a 50 HP 3 phase motor draw?

Full-Load Amps: Three-Phase Alternating-Current Motors

Induction-Type Squirrel Cage and Wound Rotor (Amperes) | ||
---|---|---|

HP | 115 Volts | 208 Volts |

30 | — | 88 |

40 | — | 114 |

50 | — | 143 |

## How many amps is a 40 hp motor?

3-Phase AC Motor F.L.A.

HP | 200 Volts | 440-480 Volts |
---|---|---|

40 | 120 | 52 |

50 | 150 | 65 |

60 | 177 | 77 |

75 | 221 | 96 |

**How many amps does a 10 HP single phase motor draw?**

Full-Load Current in Amperes Single-Phase Alternating Current Motors

HP | 115V | 230V |
---|---|---|

5 | 56 | 28 |

7-1/2 | 80 | 40 |

10 | 100 | 50 |

The voltages listed are rated motor voltages. The listed currents are for system voltage ranges of 110 to 120 and 220 to 240. |

### How many amps does a 3 HP 3 phase motor draw?

AMP DRAW BASED ON HORSEPOWER

HP | 1 Phase Amps | 3 Phase Amps |
---|---|---|

115 volt | 575 volt | |

3 | 34 | 3.9 |

5 | 56 | 6.1 |

7-1/2 | 80 | 9 |

### What size breaker do I need for a 3 HP motor?

How to Calculate How What Size Circuit Breaker a Machine will Need:

HorsePower of Main Motor | 220 Volts, 1 phase | 220 Volts, 3 phase |
---|---|---|

1 Hp | 5.6 Amps | 2.8 |

2 | 11.2 | 5.6 |

3 | 16.8 | 8.4 |

4 | 22.4 | 11.2 |

**How many amps does a 3-phase 10 hp motor use?**

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

#### How do you calculate kW to cable size?

**What is the cable size for 7.5 kW motor?**

We installed 7.5 Kw Induction Motor. We used 10 mm 4 core cable for it.

## How Far Will 6 gauge wire carry 50 amps?

Yes, a 6 gauge wire can definitely handle 50 amps. A 6 gauge wire will handle amperage all the way up to 55. You will find that most appliances use a 50 amp breaker.

## How do you calculate cable size for a kW motor?

Cable size calculation formula:

Cable size = 1.5 x Full Load Current. Example: Let’s we calculate required cable sizing for 5.5kW/7.5HP motor which is operated at 415V, 0.86pf. From our cable size calculator, the full load current of the 5.5kW motor is 10A.

**What is the cable size for 7.5 KW motor?**

The cable size is equal to the 1.5 times of the full load current of the motor/load. Hence the cable rating formula can be written as, Cable size = 1.5 x Full Load Current.

### What size wire do I need for 50 amps?

6

For a maximum of 50 amps, you’ll need a wire gauge of 6. Fifty amp breakers are most often used to power many different appliances.

### How many watts can a 4mm cable carry?

The standard load capacity of 4mm insulated aluminum wire is about 33A (at 30 degrees C), and 4 mm copper insulated wire is 42A. The bright wire can carry 7000W of electrical power, and the dark wire can generally bear the maximum electrical power at about 5500W.

**How do I calculate wire size?**

How do I calculate wire size for motors?

- Multiply the resistivity (Ω•m) of the conductor material by the peak motor current (A), the number 1.25, and the total length of the cable (m).
- Divide the result by the voltage drop from the power source to the motor.
- Multiply by 1,000,000 to get the result in mm2.

#### What size wire do I need to run 50 amps 200 feet?

In most cases, 6 AWG is an almost perfectly-sized wire for a 50 amp breaker. In limited cases, you will probably have to use a larger 4 AWG wire. That’s when you have a long circuit and are sending electrical current at some distance (100 feet or more).

#### How many amps does a 7.5 hp motor draw?

3-Phase AC Motor F.L.A.

HP | 200 Volts | 208 Volts |
---|---|---|

7.5 | 25.3 | 24.2 |

10 | 32.2 | 30.8 |

15 | 48.3 | 46.2 |

20 | 62.1 | 59.4 |

**What size breaker do I need for a 3-phase motor?**

Breaker size must be rated for a minimum of 125% of the full-load current of the motor it is protecting, rounded up to the next standard breaker size. For example, the full-load current of a 5 HP motor at 460V is 7.6 Amps. The breaker must be sized for 7.6 * 1.25 = 10 Amps .

## What is the formula for calculating cable size?

To calculate the Cable Sizing one needs to divide the voltage running through the cable by the target current. For instance, If your wire has a voltage current of 150 Volts and your target is 30 then you divide 150/30.

## What size wire is needed for 60 amps?

60 amp wire size is either 6 AWG or 4 AWG wire (AWG stands for American Wire Gauge; standard wire sizing is the US) for 220V voltage. An amateur will use a 6 AWG wire size for 60 amp 220V. A professional will always use 4 AWG wire size for 60 amp 220V.

**How many amps is 4mm cable good for?**

Sizing Guides

Auto Size | Nom Area mm² | Amp Rating |
---|---|---|

3mm | 1.13 | 20 |

4mm | 1.84 | 28 |

5mm | 2.90 | 37 |

6mm | 4.59 | 48 |

### Can a 4mm cable go on a 32A breaker?

The usual 2.5mm cable should be protected by a breaker no larger than 20amps (if a radial circuit as opposed to a ring). If it is a 4mm cable or larger, then a 32amp breaker is sufficient.

### What size wire is good for 60 amps?

**How many amps can 8 AWG wire handle?**

“Twelve-gauge wire is good for 20 amps, 10-gauge wire is good for 30 amps, 8-gauge is good for 40 amps, and 6-gauge is good for 55 amps,” and “The circuit breaker or fuse is always sized to protect the conductor [wire].”