About Shaded Pole Condenser Fan Motors
Primarily a motor used in HVAC air conditioning systems, a shaded pole condenser fan motor (AKA AC fan motor) is a single phase, direct drive motor (i.e., it directly powers a blower or fan attached to the motor shaft, rather than spinning a belt which, in turn, spins something else). Direct drive motors are typically characterized by higher efficiency and less noise than other motors. In some applications, an alternative motor may be a permanent split capacitor condenser fan motor. Products vary by horsepower, voltage and other considerations.