Current draw on 3/4 HP pump?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by ncgeo, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. ncgeo

    ncgeo In the Trades

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    I have a 3/4 HP-12 GPM 230 Volt 2-wire Myers Predator pump running against approximately 150 ft of head. I'm reading approximately 6 amps current draw with my clamp-on. Does this sound right? Someone had mentioned a while ago on another forum that this seems high, noting that 1 HP is about 750W.
  2. Teets

    Teets CT pump guy

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    Watertown, Connecticut
    7.8 Amps is typical.
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