ebm-papst Inc. FAQs

1. What different types of motors are there?
2. What is an external rotor motor?
3. Where can I find an ebm-papst product's voltage and frequency?
4. How do we define fan performance?
5. Are your fans dynamically balanced?
6. What is the system operating point?
7. What is system impedance?
8. What are fan laws?
9. What is motor insulation?
10. What’s the farthest distance the NTC resistor can be from a Variofan?
11. What does "FPS" stand for?
12. What does "TTL" stand for?
13. Do plug and cord sets work in 115 and 230 volts?
14. How do you hook up a Variofan?
15. What does "V-A" stand for?
16. Can a solid state speed control be used with mvl blowers?
17. Can the motor position on the crossflow blower be rotated?
18. Do the blower motors have agency approval for the US and Canada?
19.What is the minimum recommended starting voltage for AC blower motors?
20. What is the minimum recommended clearance between the stator of an mvl motor and any adjacent sheet metal?
21. Are the blowers date coded?
22. Can all 60 Hz blower motors operate on a frequency of 50 Hz?
23. Are the blowers available with European voltages and approvals?
24. What is a motor?
25. What is an AC induction motor?
26. What is a shaded-pole motor?
27. What is a permanent split capacitor motor?
28. What are the differences in motor speeds?
29. How do you change speed motor control?
30. How can you change the voltage?
31. How do you change the frequency?
32. What is a brushless DC motor?
33. What is a backward curved impeller?
34. Does ebm build fans, blowers, or motors with moisture or corrosion protection?
35. How is fan life defined?
36. Do you have a thermostatically controlled fan?
37. How do you read an air performance curve?
38. What are some general guidelines on mounting fans and blowers?
39. What is an IP rating?
40. Can I repair the blower/fan myself?
41. Does ebm-papst sell replacement parts?
42. How do I tell the air flow direction?
43. What is the difference between air intake over discharge over struts?
44. What is an external motor?
45. What’s the maximum voltage you can apply to a blower?
46. What is the definition of voltage range?
47. How does fan and blower performance change at 1,000 and 2,000 meters altitude?
48. Do you sell explosion-proof fans?
49. Into what applications do ebm-papst fans apply?