IEC has additional designations indicating how a motor is cooled (two-digit IC codes). For most practical purposes, IC 01 relates to a NEMA open design, IC 40 Totally Enclosed Non-Ventilated (TENV), IC 41 to Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC), and IC 48 to Totally Enclosed Over (TEAO).
IEC winding insulation classes parallel those of NEMA and in all but very rare cases use the same letter designations.
Duty cycles are, however, different. Where NEMA commonly designates either continuous, intermittent, or special duty (typically expressed in minutes), IEC uses eight duty cycle designations.
S1 - Continuous duty. The motor works at a constant load for enough time to reach temperature equilibrium.
S2 - Short-time duty. The motor works at a constant load, but not long enough to reach temperature equilibrium, and the rest periods are long enough for the motor to reach ambient temperature.
S3 - Intermittent periodic duty. Sequential, identical run and rest cycles with constant load. Temperature equilibrium is never reached. Starting current has little effect on temperature rise.
S4 - Intermittent periodic duty with starting.Sequential, identical start, run and rest cycles with constant load. Temperature equilibrium is not reached, but starting current affects temperature rise.
S5 - Intermittent periodic duty with electric braking.Sequential, identical cycles of starting, running at constant load and running with no load. No rest periods.
S6 - Continuous operation with intermittent load. Sequential, identical cycles of running with constant load and running with no load. No rest periods.
S7 - Continuous operation with electric braking. Sequential identical cycles of starting, running at constant load and electric braking. No rest periods.
S8 - Continuous operation with periodic changes in load and speed. Sequential, identical duty cycles run at constant load and given speed, then run at other constant loads and speeds. No rest periods. |