Connecting Motor Leads

The Art of Connecting Motor Leads

Practical tips and best practices for motor terminal box connection methods and procedures

When it comes to terminating motor leads, there are many schools of thought — each of which has a following that thinks its camp has the best method. This article does not consider motor starting methods or internal connections. Instead, it describes some procedures for connecting motor leads to incoming power and a few advantages and disadvantages of each. It also explains how to insulate joints and splices without using epoxy or tape kits.

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