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Antique Compressor wiring question (Wagner)

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Old 08-30-2017, 09:20:49 PM
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Default Antique Compressor wiring question (Wagner)

Hi folks,

Just got an 1950's compressor from Brunner Corp Canada with a Wagner Electric Repulsion motor that can be wired for 110v or 220v.

Now i'm looking for the white wire ... lol

Here some picture of the beast
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:54:01 AM
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Default Re: Antique Compressor wiring question (Wagner)

Can't really see a lot of the details in the pix, but the device in the circle is probably an over temperature protector which would shut down the motor if it overheated. If there ever was one it may have been removed during a motor repair. The four leads you have are sufficient to connect the motor. Assuming that the Orange and Red are connected together (out of the picture), 240V to the green and black should operate the motor. Best to ground the motor frame before powering it, to protect you from internal winding-ground faults. Be careful!
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