This question is a follow-up from a related question about an AC tech recommending a likely unnecessary fan motor replacement. See Rust on outdoor ac fan motor? Tech recommends replacement?
I'm trying to measure the current draw on the condenser fan motor and compare it to the nameplate FLA of 1.1A
With a current clamp on the fan's 3 different wires, I measure 0.7A on the purple wire which connects directly to the capacitor, 0.9A on the black wire, and 0.4A on the orange wire. Is there any sort of adding/subtracting involved in finding the current draw, or is it the maximum, etc.? Apologies for the ignorance on understanding exactly what I'm measuring here.