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    Hey guys, I'm planning on building a half scale candlepin lane and have access to some real Bowl-Mor parts. Can a Bowl-mor control box be wired for home use? I'm clueless when it comes to electrical stuff.

    Thanks, Nick

  • #2
    This is all I know... "A Bowl Mor unit weighs approximate 1,450 pounds (660 kg), and draws 24 amperes at 110 volts from three-wire 110-220 volt service mains"


    • #3
      Should be ok, you would just need a dedicated circuit on your home panelboard for it. What is each machine wired up to at your center? I'm guessing a 30A breaker at least.
      Failed safety course.Question #1:In case of fire what steps do you take? Apparently 'Friggin long ones!" is the wrong answer.


      • #4
        Sounds like a HUGE power draw for a lane. I put some in in Indy, I don't think they used #10 wire - which would be required for over 20 amps/circuit. Especially if it's 220. I can imagine it is fused at 30 amps - only for the wire size to the chassis, but those running at at 220 vs 115 should be pulling less than 5 amps per lane.
        If they are 3 phase, they will pull less.
        This post is not an unpaid promotion of my business.


        • #5
          Since you are in Canada with a live to neutral voltage of about 120, you can just use the same 30 amp double breaker in your panel box and the same wire you would use for an electric clothes dryer. Make sure to install a switch above the candlepin electrical box that will kill both live lines. All the motors should be 120 volt.


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