I'm in the process of making an air cleaner for my shop out of an old AC blower unit and some furnace filters.
The motor that I have is a 3/4hp, 3 speed, single phase, 220V motor and has a total 6 wires. Only 4 wires will be used, 2 go to the start capacitor and the other 2 are labeled "Line". The 2 unused wires are for the 2 unused speeds. The motor is also grounded to the shroud housing.
The thing that I want to know is, is it possible to power the motor using the hot lead from 2 separate 110V circuits?
I have 2 20A circuits that are dedicated to the shop area and the wiring is all 12/2. The label on the motor indicates it's only going to draw 4.6A so I would think that the 12/2 would be enough.
Do I need to just find a 110 motor or add a 220 circuit?
Thanks in advance!