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EBMC Explosionproof Combination Motor Starters

Crouse-Hinds series EBMC explosionproof combination motor starters are used in damp, wet, dirty, dusty hazardous locations for across-the-line starting, stopping, speed changing and reversing of polyphase AC induction motors.

EBMC Explosionproof Combination Motor Starters

Certifications and compliances


  • Class I, Divisions 1 & 2, Groups B, C, D
  • Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, G
  • Class II, Division 2, Groups F, G
  • Class III
UL standards
  • UL1203 – Hazardous (Classified) Locations
  • UL2062 – High AIC Ratings (Interrupting Capacity) for Groups C, D
CSA standard
  • C22.2 No. 30
Environmental ratings
  • NEMA/EEMAC 3, 3R, 4*, 4X**, 7BCD, 9EFG, 12

*Enclosure not suitable for NEMA 4 or 4X with cover mounted operators.

**With S752 or S753 option.

Design features

  • Rugged, corrosion-resistant, cast copper-free aluminum construction (less than 0.4 of 1%)
  • Component operating handles located through the right side wall of the body permits visual confirmation of correct component assembly and operation
  • Total compliance to the wiring end room requirements of the National Electrical Code/Canadian Electrical Code
  • Semi-clamshell enclosure design, with an external flanged ground joint between body and cover, makes interior components more accessible
  • Minimum enclosure-to-enclosure spacing with little interference between the opened cover and an adjacent enclosure
  • Stainless steel hinges allow the cover to swing well out of the way
  • Stainless steel, quick release, captive, hex head cover bolts; stainless steel springs provide clear indication cover bolts are fully retracted from body
  • Versatile, internal operating mechanisms allow for field adjustment to accommodate popular manufacturers' starters and breakers
  • Simple, straightforward installation of breaker and starter on pre-drilled mounting plate within enclosure; mounting plate also field removable
  • Circuit breaker motor circuit protector external operating handle can be padlocked in either "ON" or "OFF" positions
  • Neoprene cover gasket permanently attached to the cover seals out moisture
  • Bodies have top and bottom drilled and tapped entrances for power conduits plus one at the bottom for control conduit; removable reducers are supplied, as standard, to accommodate smaller size conduits; all conduit entrances are plugged
  • Tap-on mounting feet
  • Optional EMPS control devices may be added to enclosure cover
  • Steel bracket for lifting larger enclosures during installation supplied as standard

Standard materials

  • Body and cover – copper-free aluminum
  • Operating handle – copper-free aluminum
  • Operating shafts and bushings – stainless steel
  • Cover bolts, hinges, washer and retractile springs – stainless steel
  • Interior parts – sheet steel, electrogalvanized
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