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When you push the start button of an AC motor, the current surge through the motor is usually four to seven times the 100 percent load.

If the start button is pushed several times in a short time interval, it's common to damage or burn the motor windings.

Do your operators know this and operate equipment accordingly?

Motor startup

IDCON's Essential Care and Inspection Techniques is a great foundation for operations and CM techs.

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