ECM Motors
 
What is ECM technology?
ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor) technology is based on a brushless DC permanent magnet design that is inherently more efficient than permanent-split-capacitor (PSC) Induction motors commonly found in air handlers, air conditioners and refrigeration applications throughout the HVACR industry. By combining electronic controls with brushless DC motors, ECMs can maintain efficiency across a wide range of operating speeds.
The Genteq™ ECM motor, currently used by most residential HVAC systems in USA, is a brushless DC, three-phase motor with a permanent magnet rotor. Motor phases are sequentially energized by the electronic control, powered from a single-phase supply. These motors are actually made of two components, a motor control (control module) and a motor, sometimes called a motor module.
 
The motor control is the brains of the device, where single phase (1Ø) 120 or 240 VAC 50/60 cycle (Hertz/frequency) power is connected. The control then converts AC power to DC power to operate the internal electronics. The microprocessor in the motor control is programmed to then convert DC power (by means of electronic controls) to a three phase (3Ø) to drive the motor. It also has the added ability to control the frequency (which controls the speed in revolutions per minute) and the amount of torque (current/power) it delivers to the motor.
 
The motor is essentially a three phase motor with a permanent magnet rotor. The permanent magnet rotor contributes to the electrical efficiency of the ECM and also to its sensor-less ability to control the rpm (revolutions per minute) and commutation.

The benefit of all of this technology is increased electrical efficiency and the ability to program more precise operation of the motor, over a wide range of HVAC system performance needs, to enhance consumer comfort.
 
GenteqTM ECM - Variable Speed Motors
genteq Think about all the significant innovations in the HVAC industry over the past 10 years—two-stage heating and cooling; high-efficiency, constant-fan operation; constant airflow without sensors—and the thing they have in common is the GenteqTM ECM variable speed blower motor.
 
GenteqTM ECM has been supporting the HVAC industry with programmable, variable-speed motor technology since 1988 and because of its versatility and efficiency, every major manufacturer in North America now features GenteqTM ECM in its residential product line.
 
So when it comes to innovation in HVAC, look to GenteqTM ECM Technology. It's your key to greater profits and greater customer satisfaction.
 
Refer below the summary of Motor Comparison chart amongst PSC Motor, Standard ECM, Premium ECM and Retrofit ECM. Contact us for details.
 
 
 
 ECM 142R - Outdoor
ECM 142R - Outdoor
ECM 142R is the next generation of high-efficiency, fractional-horsepower outdoor motors
 
ECM X13 - Indoor
ECM X13 - Indoor
Genteq™ ECM by Regal-Beloit developed standard ECM, a new category of motor made specifically to help meet the needs of 13 SEER
 
ThinkTank 3.0
ThinkTank 3.0
The sixth generation of premium ECM motors, ThinkTank 3.0 features BlakBoxT technology for diagnosing HVAC system functions and customizing unit performance.
 
ThinkTank™ ECM 2.3
ThinkTank™ ECM 2.3
ThinkTankT 2.3 ECM is a continuation of the 2.0 product with improvements in moisture resistance and line transient suppression.
 

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