KB Electronics - How to choose the right horsepower resistor (HP) and armature fuse?

Posted by Kenny Rutschow on

Picking the proper horsepower resistor and fuse all depends on your application. Most motors come with plenty of specs of information on the nameplate of what horsepower it can run, however, if your motor is old or heavily used it can't be read you might need to use a multimeter. In order to determine which to select, the things to look at are:  armature voltage (VDC), amperage, and the horsepower (HP). Here you can see both horsepower and fuse chart to determine which you need for your motor: When picking the resistor, you use the voltage rating and horsepower in...

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