# Quick Answer: How many amps does a 5hp 480v motor draw?

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## How many amps does a 5 hp motor draw at 480 volts?

HP 200 Volts 440-480 Volts
3 11 4.8
5 17.5 7.6
7.5 25.3 11
10 32.2 14

## How many amps does a 5hp single phase motor draw?

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. The same calculations would apply for a single phase motor.

## What size breaker do I need for a 5hp 3 phase motor?

Full Load Current: Three Phase AC Motors

Motor Horsepower Size Breaker
3 230V 460V 15 15
5 230V 460V 15 15
7-1/2 230V 460V 40 30
10 230V 460V 50 30

## How do I convert HP to amps?

Given horsepower and volts, it is possible to calculate amps. The calculation of amps uses Ohm’s Law, which is amps times volts equals watts. Multiply the horsepower by 746 watts. For example, an engine at two horsepower with 230 volts would be calculated as two horsepower times 746 watts, which equals 1492.

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## What size breaker do I need for a 30 hp motor?

Full-Load Current and Circuit Protection Data for Three-Phase AC Motors

Motor Horsepower Breaker Size
25 230 V 460 V 100 50
30 230 V 460 V 125 70
40 230 V 460 V 175 100
50 230 V 460 V 200 150

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

A 5hp single phase AC motor has a load current of 28 Amps. So 10GA. wire with a 30 Amp breaker will work.

## How many amps is 3 horsepower?

Common Horsepower to Amps Conversions

Horsepower Amps Efficiency
3 HP 20.7 A 90%
3.5 HP 24.2 A 90%
4 HP 27.6 A 90%
4.5 HP 31.1 A 90%

## How many amps does a 5 horsepower motor take?

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?

These are only intended to be guidelines and in all cases the full load amps of the motor nameplate should be used for final calculations.

Here are the Full Load Amp (FLA) values for typical 230VAC and 480VAC 3 phase motors.

3 9 4.5
5 15 7.5
7.5 22 11
10 27 14

## What size breaker do I need for a 4 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