Approximately how hot would a 1 HP electric motor get
Approximately how hot would a 1 HP electric motor get on a 9-12 ton Log Splitter normally get during medium duty work (splitting 12" dia oak logs 1 hr)? Initially I d/n notice or remember heat above a normal hand’s feel on the motor, hydraulic cylinder or hydraulic fluid’s reservoir about 3 yrs ago.
Now I’m noticing heat at the 1 HP electric motor only. Definitely at the end of one job on slightly above 12" dia oak log splitting (about 2 hrs w/o excessive resistance) because the therno switch w/n let the motor restart after I stopped it. It restarted after cooling (which I felt was normal) but has had my attention since, as recent, with what is normal or is a problem occurring?
Thanks In Advance For Any Info.
Last edited by jow; 04-15-2014 at 10:10 PM.