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What is the h/p rating of the motor in the KA Model G mixer?

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Camarie

What is the h/p rating of the motor in the KA Model G mixer?

I've been trying to find this out for a while. The machine has the motor listings, but it has nothing on the h/p rating. Does anyone know what it is? The one that's pictured is not it either. Just an example.

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deblacksmith

If the motor list watts divide the number by 746 and that is run horsepower.  If it list volts and amps then multiply volts x amps to give you watts. Divide by 746 and that gives you horsepower.

For example if it says 500 watts then 500 divided by 746 equals horsepower.  500/746 = .67 equals 2/3 horsepower.

This stuff was all messed up by Sears a number of years ago claiming that their vacuum cleaners developed 5 horsepower - based on stall current as their motors smoked and burned up - pure marketing bull.

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Camarie

Just wanted to know, since wattage is not listed either. I thought maybe that it had the same h/p as the motor in the N-50. Thanks.

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flormont

As per the 1st edition Service manual release suitable for the first N50 generations, the AC motor is rated 1/6HP, and no hp is given for the DC motor variant.
However, the early N50 models (supposed to be closely to the KA.G) were rated 1/8HP.

Regards

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Camarie

Thanks.