Amps

Full Load Amps

The amount of current the motor can be expected to draw under full load (torque) conditions is called Full Load Amps. It is also known as nameplate amps.

Locked Rotor Amps

Also known as starting inrush, this is the amount of current the motor can be expected to draw under starting conditions when full voltage is applied.

Service Factor Amps

This is the amount of current the motor will draw when it is subjected to a percentage of overload equal to the service factor on the nameplate of the motor. For example, many motors will have a service factor of 1.15, meaning that the motor can handle a 15% overload. The service factor amperage is the amount of current that the motor will draw under the service factor load condition.

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