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A 120V motor has mechanical power output of 3.20 hp. It is 81.0% efficient in converting power that it takes in by electrical transmission into mechanical power.
(a) Find the current in the motor.
Answer: 24.6A
(b) Find the energy delivered to the motor by electrical transmission in 3.60 h of operation.
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(c) If the electric company charges $0.160/kWh, what does it cost to run the motor for 3.60 h?
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drwls,
(b) Output power = 3.20 hp = 2387 Watts
Input power = 2387/0.81 = 2947 W
Electrical energy delivered in 3.60 h
= 2947 J/s*3.2 h*3600 s/h = 3.395*10^7 J
(c) 2.947 kW*3.2 h = ___ kWh
Multiply that by the cost per kWh