Lightning wrote:I thought they would draw what they are rated since it seems to work that way with light bulbs and heating elements lol.
Hi Lightning. I'm no electrical engineer. However, I've always been told an electric motor draws the rated amps at start up. Once up to speed, it draws about half.
I've been around some big electric motors, with amp gauges on them. And when turned on, the gauge shows exactly that. .....and every time, I think about what I've been told. Some things just get etched in ones brains for life.