Thanks VAWellDriller for the quick reply !
On your quote above, what you said seems logical, but could you explain how that ties in to the data on the following 2 pumps ?
Pump #1, Goulds 2 wire, model# 5GS05421C, 1/2 hp, 115v.
The electrical data shows full load amps 7.9, Service Factor amps 9.8, Locked Rotor amps 28
Pump #2, Goulds 3 wire, model# 5GS05411CL, 1/2 hp, 115v.
The electrical data shows full load amps 'Y=8.8', 'B=8.8', 'R=0', service factor amps 'Y=10.9', 'B=10.9', 'R=0',
Locked Rotor amps 44
On the 3 wire under the general description, it just shows amps as 11.0, but on the electrical data chart it gets into
these Y, B, R figures. I don't know what that means.
I got the above data off of the Goulds electrical data for these two pumps.
Could you explain in a little more detail how the 3 wire setup results in a lesser start current.
( I'm just curious, since the data shows such a diffenence in the locked rotor current between the 2 wire and 3 wire (28 vs 44).