I have a broken pool motor [magnetek y56y] which will cost a bundle to fix or repair. While doing a search on the web, I found the same model (really cheap) but wired for 280V, instead of the 230 V load that my wiring is supplies. Now, I was thinking of buying the cheap 280V model and installing it instead. Aside from rotating at a different speed and maybe some power inefficiencies, are there any other drawbacks of using the 280V model instead?
15 years ago