< Back to Analysis

2. Elevator Rated Motor Power >

## 1. Elevator Power

The power in establishing tension is similar to the power required to lift (as in an elevator). The motor in the elevator must lift your weight (as opposed to mass) at a certain velocity.

Work is Force times distance and

Power is Force * Distance / TimeWe will assume a 1 HP (0.746kW) motor and determine the height you can be lifted in one minute by this motor. Note that the energy and carbon footprint do not change because the motor runs at exactly 1HP for 60 seconds irregardless of your weight.

All Carbon Footprint Constants taken from Parlimentry Office of Science and Technology

*Carbon Footprint of Electricity Generation*

By
Clarence Klassen,
KlassENgineering
cklassen@klassen.on.ca