Can a 220V B09J500-20 be converted to 110V?

by Bob G.
(Cleveland, OH)

20 years ago I bought a 220V 5 HP Black Max Sanborn compressor, model # B09J500-20.


I have since moved and my garage does not have a 220V outlet.

I'm wondering if the compressor can be converted to operate on 110V without much expense or effort.

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Jan 06, 2017
220 volt to 120 volt
by: Milan

No you cannot convert a 220 volt motor to 120 volt motor. However it is very easy to have a 240 volt single phase circuit and outlet installed in your garage. 3 phase power now is another matter but a 5 horse motor is more than likely single phase.

Dec 27, 2016
220V B09J500-20
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Sorry, not likely.

Even if the motor is convertible to 120, you'd need new wiring and circuit breaker to run it.

You'd need at *least* a 30Amp breaker and huge wires.

So, resolve to get 220 in there somehow.

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