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Re: The chilling truth -- motors and energy
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: The chilling truth -- motors and energy
- From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 05:52:58 -0700 (PDT)
- In-reply-to: <200306111106.h5BB6E8g029910@otter.actwin.com>
Jerry Smith added more. Thanks for the interest and help,
> . . .I also began thinking about the total electrical
> power a
> 1 HP motor draws.
> Bill is right when he listed many types of motors. I was
> just going to
> choose one and see what the locked rotor or full load
> amps rating is. That
> will give the total energy going into the motor. As Bill
> said that energy is
> partially converted to heat and lost( the label on the
> motor will list the
> Temperature rise). Most (we hope) is converted to
> rotational energy. I think
> that even the sound it produces as it runs is a source of
> energy loss even
> though it is probably an extremely small amount. Can you
> think of any
AC motors? I think Power Factor has to be considered
determining the energy ins and outs.
> I am interested now to see what comes of this question.
You mean that now *I'm* satisfied and *you* aren't. Uh oh.
We've gone 180 degrees (no pun intended).
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