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ACI’s New ECM Current Switch Generates a Buzz at the 2023 AHR Expo

Posted: 3/10/23 by Mya Holzemer

The new ECMCS25-A current switch for ECM motor applications made a big impact at the well-attended AHR Expo that was recently held in Atlanta, GA. ACI booth staff realized the positive buzz early on as people began flowing into the booth on the first day specifically requesting to see the new switch.

The use of ECM motors is increasing in the building automation industry due to their high efficiency and low noise. The challenge of accurately monitoring the current on these motors is known to many. ACI’s new ECM current switch features a trip point that is adjustable down to 0.075 amps to effectively handle these needs without complicating the installation process by requiring wire wraps like many other solutions on the market. Its small footprint makes it a good fit even in tight spaces. When asked for their feedback on conversations had during the show, and what this new product represents, some of ACI’s team were happy to share their thoughts:  

“This new ECMCS current switch fills a long-standing need to accurately monitor ECM motor status. I’m excited that we’re able to bring this device to the market with the lowest trip point in the industry. This allows for the trip point to be set above the stand-by current and below the operating current which will prevent false alarms.” 

- David Denton, National Sales Engineer, ACI

“I’m proud of our Engineering team as they overcame several technical hurdles in developing the ECMCS. The external Trip Adjust Tool is an example of this innovation—it allows for the trip point to be as low as technically possible, but still allows for easy setup and installation.” 

Brant Kasbohm, Senior National Sales Engineer, ACI

As a cost-effective, reliable solution for monitoring ECM motors, ACI’s ECMCS25-A can help realize energy savings and detect problems before they cause costly downtime. The handy Trip Adjust Tool is available to help with setup, and parts are currently in stock so orders ship out the door quickly. ACI’s whole team is excited to offer this to our customers.

Please visit the product page or reach out to your account representative, to learn more about this revolutionary new product!

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