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Thread: DC motor

  1. #1
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    Oct 2004
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    I've been looking at furnaces and I see some have DC motors. Is there anything different that needs to be done when installing the electric to the furnace? Is there some sort of converter required?

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    Mar 2004
    SE Michigan
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    No, there is nothing different about the supply voltage. There are set up switches in the furnace which must be set though. The dc motor is a variable speed motor and uses far less electricity to operate. It is a good motor to run constantly to eliminate stratofication.
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    Nov 2004
    Naples, Fla.
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    The DC mtr you're refering to goes by several differnt names, ECM (electronicly communtated motor), varible is probably the most often employed. This is excellent technology & I highly recomend it.... but get the extended warranty, you won't believe the replacement cost.

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