Insulation Class

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The insulation class of a motor is a letter rating that indicates the amount of temperature rise the insulation of wire can withstand. The numbers in the insulation class are listed in degrees Celsius (°C). The table in Fig. 1 shows typical insulation classes for motors. The insulation class and other temperature-related features of a motor will help determine the temperature rise the motor can withstand.

Insulation class for motors. This table indicates the amount of temperature for which the wire’s insulation is rated.
Above: Fig. 1: Insulation class for motors. This table indicates the amount of temperature for which the wire’s insulation is rated.

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