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09:33AM | 12/04/10
Member Since: 12/03/10
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Hi there, I have a very simple question re: color coding of a table saw and wiring. My Table Saw is an ENCO Tilting Arbor Saw and I am replacing the motor with a Craftsman motor. The Craftsman motor wires are BLACK, WHITE and GREEN. The table saw Wires are BLACK, RED and GREEN. Should I connect the black to black, then the red to white and of course green to green?

The table saw body has a switch on the frame which I would like to use so there is the switch and then the wire to the motor. My ENCO motor is 16.8 amps and the craftsman motor is 13 amps, all 110v single phase.

Many thanks for the help. I don't want to blow up anything.


01:26AM | 09/11/18
If we begin with the assumption that both circuits you wich to mate are correctly wired according to color code standards, then the following will be true.
In the black, white, green scheme, black is power. White is neutral. Green is ground.
When the code scheme is red, black, green, red is power. Black is neutral. Green is ground.

So to make this clear DO NOT mate these two coding systems by wiring black to black. Instead wire black to red.

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