FLA is the acronym for “Full Load Amps”.

FLA is the current that this particular motor will draw when the load on the motor reaches it’s rated horsepower.

The motor will draw less than it’s FLA if the motor is loaded at less than it’s rated horsepower, and will draw more FLA’s when it’s loaded higher than it’s rated horsepower.

Measuring the amps a motor is drawing and comparing those to it’s FLA will quickly tell you if the motor is being overloaded in the application.
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Next blog we’ll look at Locked Rotor Amps.

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