# Your question: How is motor current measured?

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## How do you calculate current drawn by a motor?

Effect Of Line Voltage On Locked Rotor Current (IL) (Approx.)

Electrical Formulas (For more formulas see “Formulas”)

To Find Alternating Current
Single-Phase Three-Phase
Amperes when kVA are known kVA x 1000 E kVA x 1000 1.73 x E
Kilowatts I x E x pf 1000 1.73 x I x E x pf 1000
kVA I x E 1000 1.73 x I x E 1000

## What is motor current?

Last Updated On September 11, 2018. The “motor current” is the amplitude of the motor phase currents while the “phase current” represents the current measured on each of the motor phases. The picture below shows the motor current and the phase currents in case of a brushless motor, driven in sinusoidal mode.

## What determines motor current?

The current depends on internal friction of bearings and brushes and wind/fan effects, as well as depending on the amount of work (wattage) the motor shaft is performing. With DC motors, the RPM of the shaft is proportional to the drive voltage and the generated voltage.

## How do you calculate the current in a DC motor?

How to Calculate DC Motor Amperage

1. Look on the label of the DC motor. Write down the voltage and the wattage on a sheet of paper. …
2. Enter the wattage into a calculator. Press the “Divide” button and then enter the voltage you wrote down.
3. Press the “Equal” button. The result displayed is the DC motor’s amperes.
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## How do I calculate current?

The current is the ratio of the potential difference and the resistance. It is represented as (I). The current formula is given as I = V/R. The SI unit of current is Ampere (Amp).

## How many amps is a 11kw motor?

Full Load Current – 22.5A at 400V.

## How many amps is a 1.5 hp motor?

For example a 1.5 HP Baldor motor turning 3450 rpm draws 13.4 amps on 120 volt service.

## How do I know if A motor is AC or DC?

Simply you can check the casing of the motor. If there is a ventilation so this mean that it is AC motor however if not so it is DC motor. 1. check the terminal box ( 3 for AC, 4 for DC and has 2 terminals, then it may be either a 1-phase AC machine or a DC machine) .

## How do you measure DC amps?

1000 watts is 120 (the volts) x 8.33 (AC amps); divide by . 8 and that’s DC watts. The result is 1250 DC watts. Divide by 24 and you have 52.08 DC amps.

## Do motors draw current?

In fact, typically a motor will draw much more current when stalled than when running. This is because when running, it is also acting as a generator, creating an EMF which opposes the applied EMF and reduces the overall current.

## How do you calculate DC amps?

I = P ÷ (3 x VL-N x Cosθ)

V = Voltage in volts. I = Current in amperes.