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I'm looking for help on fixing a car lift for a customer. He bought a used lift that calls for 30 amps at 230 volts but his building only has 120/208 voltage. Should he have the motor changed out or should I boost the voltage somehow? And what would I need.
 

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I'm looking for help on fixing a car lift for a customer. He bought a used lift that calls for 30 amps at 230 volts but his building only has 120/208 voltage. Should he have the motor changed out or should I boost the voltage somehow? And what would I need.
Believe it or not it will run at 208vac I do air Conditioners and I’ve never had a problem
 
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Believe it or not it will run at 208vac I do air Conditioners and I’ve never had a problem
Really? It keep blowing the fuse and it makes a really bad sound when running. Could be from the weight of the car.I was always under the impression that you need to be within +/- 5% if the voltage. You could be right. Thanks for the reply
 

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Really? It keep blowing the fuse and it makes a really bad sound when running. Could be from the weight of the car.I was always under the impression that you need to be within +/- 5% if the voltage. You could be right. Thanks for the reply
Upizzle I've never wired a car lift but where are you getting 208vac from? Is the shop
I'm looking for help on fixing a car lift for a customer. He bought a used lift that calls for 30 amps at 230 volts but his building only has 120/208 voltage. Should he have the motor changed out or should I boost the voltage somehow? And what would I need.
call your local parts house and order a 208/120vac to 240/120 transformer you will need a 10 KVA transformer single phase which is good for 42 amps
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Upizzle I've never wired a car lift but where are you getting 208vac from? Is the shop

call your local parts house and order a 208/120vac to 240/120 transformer you will need a 10 KVA transformer single phase which is good for 42 amps
Is his shop 3 phase or single phase
 
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Upizzle I've never wired a car lift but where are you getting 208vac from? Is the shop

call your local parts house and order a 208/120vac to 240/120 transformer you will need a 10 KVA transformer single phase which is good for 42 amps
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Is his shop 3 phase or single phase
3 phase panel
 

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Dpg that’s an old thread so what did I do for you to do the thumb
It's only a week old, last reply was on the 4th.

I just wasn't convinced that it was good advice to just run it on the incorrect voltage without any further worries or checks.
 

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It's only a week old, last reply was on the 4th.

I just wasn't convinced that it was good advice to just run it on the incorrect voltage without any further worries or checks.
I agree and I’m not perfect but I have wired split systems HVAC rated for 240vac single phase at Cargill foods with 208vac single phase and the unit is still running 4 years later. I know I make mistakes but I thought that thread was over
 

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