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Motor Nameplates

  • Meridian Joint School District #2 1303 E. Central Drive Meridian, ID 83642 (map)

Free Event

Lunch will be provided

We'll meet at the Training Center (East Side), Lochsa Room 

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Motor Nameplates

All motors are required to have nameplates with certain information useful in the identification of the type of motor, selection of motors for applications, and the repair and troubleshooting of the motor. It is the first place to look to determine exactly what you have or to verify on what you are working. Remember to keep nameplate data on file.

In order to fully understand the data presented on motor nameplates we'll examine each of these items more closely and explain its importance. Nameplate data is not an absolute, but a good guide. Most values fall within a bandwidth or within a tolerance at full load.  Data should always inform application decisions.


  • Identify and grasp the extensive information available at your finger tips
  • Easily define many characteristics based on nameplate data
  • Nameplate nomenclature
  • The value of data
  • Where to easily find an explanation