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Electric engine selection
« on: August 04, 2018, 11:44:33 PM »
I've been seriously considering buying a riehl edger with no power and putting an electric motor on it. It would have to be single phase. Anyone know what size motor I could get away with putting on it?
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 12:03:28 AM »
You could do about half the gas engine rating.  I was looking at them - they sell it with 13hp or 20hp gas.  So a 7 to 10 hp electric, kind of big for single phase but doable (240v) for a 7 - maybe?
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 08:29:54 AM »
My 25" planner has a 7hp, single phase, farm duty, motor on it, does fine. 
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Re: Electric engine selection
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 11:08:26 AM »
10 hp single phase is 44 FLA, which is full load amps. I don't know what the inrush current is on startup. The inrush on a 7 hp on a big sawdust blower was 140. :o 10 on an edger is doable, but you are going to need be down around 20 fpm feed, depending on what you are cutting.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 10:01:13 PM »
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