A variable frequency drive is an electronic device that allows you to start, stop, and control the speed of a three phase motor. It is also a motor starter as it is equipped with overload protection. Read more »
What is the difference between a 'new surplus' motor and a 'factory new' motor?
Our New Surplus electric motors and drives are new and unused overstock or discontinued items offered at lower prices and come with our 90-day warranty.
Factory New products are competitively priced and come with a manufacturers warranty.
Variable frequency drives (VFDs or inverters) now play an important part in major industry.
Within the last 10 years they have been perfected to control and vary the speed of 3 phase electric motors. They serve many purposes, besides speed control. Homeowners and hobbyist alike, who have lathes or milling machines with a 3 phase motor, usually don't have 3 phase power to operate. These VFDs (instead of using a rotary phase converter) can now be used to convert single phase power to 3 phase power. Read more »
General Purpose, Three Phase Dripproof, NEMA Premium® XRI® Efficiency
General purpose use on compressors, pumps, conveyors, blowers, and other machinery in environments that are relatively clean and dry. Substantial energy savings can be realized when using these high efficiency motors. Guaranteed efficiencies offer an eXtra Return on your Investment when using efficiency motors on high cycle or long run time applications.
J Meets or exceeds NEMA Premium® efficiencies
NEMA Premium® models are in compliance with EISA2007
Motors are suitable for 10:1 VT on all frame sizes and 10:1 CT up to 365T frame (Except where noted)
1.15 Service Factor
Normally closed thermostats, as noted
Class F Insulation
Nameplated 60/50 hertz
UL Recognized, CSA Certified and CE Marked
Three year warranty
Suitable for use on VFD per manufacturer's guidelines.