Electric Advice Needed
I'm converting one of my Hammermills from a 10hp gas engine to an electric motor. With gas at $3.60/gallon, and the engine burning 1-2 gallons per hour, it's costing me some serious cash to grind sawdust. I am also dumping the pulley drives and going to a direct drive with a Lovejoy coupling.
I just purchased a 5hp 220v 50hz motor that had just been removed from an air compressor cuz the MFG. sent a single phase instead of a 3-phase motor.
Here's my question....Can I run a 50hz motor on a 60hz electrical service?
Everything I've read says I can, but the motor will run 20% faster.