Electrical Engineering/Motor running at high amps

Advertisement


LTL wrote at 2011-05-27 18:12:47
Restricting the airflow to the fan will actually reduce the load on the motor. The more air the fan is moving, the more work the motor is doing.


controls guy wrote at 2012-04-19 16:00:55
Actually the current draw for a motor with a squirrel cage goes down as air flow is restricted.  It is counter intuitive.


BadNewsBerry wrote at 2013-10-02 02:12:12
I will have to disagree. CFM and BHP(Brake Horse Power) are directly related. Simply put the more air or cfm you move the higher the amp draw on your motor.  


Electrical Engineering

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


cleggsan

Expertise

All technical areas of Electronics Engineering.

Experience

BSEE, MBA, Design, R&D, University Research.
Senior Life Member of IEEE. Life Fellow of AES.

Organizations
IEEE, Consumer Electronics Society, Audio Engineering Society.
Broad teaching experience; work experience mostly in consumer electronics and conversion from analog to digital technologies. Pioneer in digital audio at all levels.

Education/Credentials
BSEE (Equiv) BYU BSEE University of North Dakota MSBA (MBA) Illinois State University Graduate Studies in Computer Science - Bradley University Graduate Studies - Ohio University Graduate Studies - University of Missouri Kansas City DeVry Tech - Electronics

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.