Manufacturers deploy various external connection schemes to produce three-phase induction motors for multiple voltages and/or starting methods, so successful installation depends on using the relevant connection diagram. If this information is lost, damaged, or ignored, a connection mistake could lead to a costly rewind.
The following tips apply to common connections on machines with one speed at power frequency. If the manufacturer’s external connection diagram isn’t available, ask a service centre for assistance, especially if there are several missing lead tags, multiple speed ratings at power frequency, unconventional numbering, or NEMA-IEC cross-references.
Publication: Control Engineering
Publication date: August 2016
Author: Mike Howell, EASA Technical Support Specialist
If you have any questions or need help connecting your motors get in touch with Mark Convery on firstname.lastname@example.org or (0)7713 197130.