The electric motor has given up the ghost on my compressor. I need a 5hp 3450 CCW motor. This use is not commercial and is used say 3-4 times a month. I’ve done a bunch of searching for different motors and I’m frankly rather baffled by all the options. I understand there are differences between the frame types and the shaft sizes, which I’m willing to deal with. My question really has to do with motor quality and if I’ll be satisfied with a cheaper motor.
Here’s a link to the cheapest motor that I can find. The page does not specify if it’s for a compressor, but as long as it’s a capacitor start, we’re OK, right?
Here’s a link to the Grainger page. The motor is a little more expensive (those couple of dollars was enough to get the Mrs. to balk) but I know that it’s a quality motor and was designed for a compressor.
Here’s a auction on E-bay. The ad sure looks a little hokey, but I’d use the credit card for protection.
So can you guys offer some assitance to help guide my purchase?
Edited 10/1/2002 2:11:39 PM ET by Tim