Circuit component identification help

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by bvvrand, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. bvvrand

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 6, 2016
    I am attempting to identify the component in this schematic labeled "1/4 hp". Everything I'm able to find online seems to indicate it's some sort of motor, but the schematic is for a temperature controller; a motor doesn't make any sense! I'd greatly appreciate any insight into this problem I'm having.
  2. shteii01

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2010
    Could be pump motor. That would account for temperature context.
  3. JoeJester

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 26, 2005
    It also could be a fan motor. In other schematics, like the attached, it's called a load. According to your schematic, it can switch 10 amperes. You would degrade the HP to account for any inrush current on non-resistive loads.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2016