Overloads – Unsung Heroes

If there is such a thing as an unsung hero in an electrical motor, it has to be the overload. Overloads play a crucial role in protecting submersible electric motors from overheat conditions. For this reason, Franklin Electric supplies overloads for all of its single-phase submersible motors. Depending on the motor design and horsepower, the overloads may be located externally in a control box or internally in the motor itself. Since we recently made some changes to the overload placement in our 1.5 horsepower (hp) motors and controls, we thought now would be a good time to review how overloads work and what they are designed to protect. We’ll also review your options as a professional water systems contractor when it comes to overloads in our 1.5 hp product. Continue reading