This article is posted with permission from EASA.
In all aspects of electric motor repair specifications and instructions, we should refer to industry standards, government standards, electrical codes, manufacturing recommendations and of course EASA's Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (ANSI/EASA AR100-2010). All are written to help us perform and accomplish the best repairs possible. This article covers a topic that is often times taken for granted, yet it is key to making sure your repaired motor does not fail prematurely. We will cover the proper methods for making connections on AC electric motors under 600 volts. The most common methods are crimped terminals, multiple bolt connector points and split bolts connectors.