The equivalent rating of a 750-w motor is 1,500 watts. The equivalent rating is a measurement of the theoretical maximum output of a motor.
A 750-watt motor can be found in many industrial applications, such as a conveyor belt or a pump. A 1,500-watt motor is typically used for industrial equipment that requires high torque and power, such as forklifts and cranes.
The first thing to understand about equivalent ratings is that they are based on a theoretical calculation of the maximum output of a motor under ideal conditions. In real life, motors may only achieve up to 80 percent of their equivalent rating due to various factors such as friction and heat loss within the wiring system.
Another important thing to know about equivalent ratings is that they change depending on which type of voltage they’re rated at: AC or DC power. For example, if you have an AC voltage rating of 15 amps but only use 12 amps for your calculations, then your equivalent rating will be higher than what it would be if you used 15 amps instead (which would be 20 volts).
Last modified: November 18, 2022