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3 Phase Motor schematic etiquette

Question asked by Nicholas Farrand on May 14, 2015

I'm curious why one would choose to have 3 wires (or 4 with ground) going into a motor symbol instead of showing what's actually happening with the motor?


Example: My specific 3 phase motor, Teco-Westinghouse XP0202, has a 12 wire configuration in which depending on your input voltage different wires are tied together with each phase. I can't represent that with the generic symbol. I feel like I'm cheating whoever will be wiring/diagnosing the system.


Is that too much detail for the schematic?