I was wondering if anyone could advise me on a question of motor rpm on
an air compressor. I have an industrial compresser with a 5 hp 3 phase
motor that runs around 1700 odd rpm. I want to put a single phase motor
on it to use house current. I found a single phase, 5hp motor, but it's
some 3400 rpm. I fear the almost double rpm will harm the compressor.
Can anyone confirm or deny from experience? Thanks for reading this
15 years ago