About ECM Motors
“Electronically commutated motors” (AKA ECM motors) is a fancy way of referring to motors that use electronic controls to vary their speed. These lower HP, direct drive, small DC motors are used in many consumer and commercial HVAC applications, and those applications differ depending on their housing style. For example, ECM motors with a slightly more open enclosure are typically used in residential and light commercial HVAC systems. Totally enclosed, air-over ECM direct drive blower motors can be used in place of shaded pole motors in refrigerated cases, large coolers and ice machines. Lastly, brushless DC motors with open, air-over enclosures are great options for powering furnace blowers. As for air conditioning, see our room air conditioner motors.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Brands of ECM Motors does Zoro Carry?
We carry many of the top brands and manufacturers including U.S. MOTORS, GENTEQ, MORRILL, and many more.
What Motor Sub Application for ECM Motors are available?
At Zoro we carry a wide assortment including some of the most common Motor Sub Application choices such as Direct Drive Fan/Blower, and Freezer, Refrigerator.
What are some popular options available within ECM Motors?
Within our ECM Motors collection, ECM Direct Drive Blower Motor, Direct Drive Blower Motor, and ECM Unit Bearing Motor options are some of the most popular items we sell.
Which features are most common for ECM Motors?
Some common characteristics of ECM Motors are the Motor Sub Application, HP, and Output Watts.