Electronic Components Listed for Enhanced Capital Allowance

4 07 2011

The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme is part of the Government’s programme to manage climate change.

Electronic components listed on the Energy Technology List (ETL) qualify for the allowance claim from the government, but until recently, EC motors were not on it, even though EC motors are significantly more efficient than induction motors.

Managers of the ETL ECA scheme predicted EC motors were niche and dying out, however hundreds of thousands of small EC and tens of thousands of large EC motors are now accepted as a solution to reduce Carbon emissions and energy.

The Energy Technology List (ETL) was first published 26th March 2001, to provide businesses with enhanced tax relief for investments in equipment that meet published energy saving criteria.

A new motor criterion of Permanent Magnet Motors (PMM) was created in December 2010 by the Carbon Trust.  These PMM that exceed the listed threshold and are above 0.75 kW are eligible for inclusion on the ETL.

Ebm-papst EC motors are the first PMMs to be listed on the ETL.

Ebm-papst EC motors are motors with a separate drive or motor with an integrated variable speed drive.

These EC motors are the easiest to select, install and use, while others require the cost of installing and commissioning additional drives before the motor will operate.

The ebm-papst EC motors are PMMs with integrated VSD and exceed the IE3 threshold even when taking into account the variable speed drive.  They, on their own, meet the iR4 threshold.

Electronic Component Suppliers

Challenger Components stocks ebm-papst products for their clients who require specific electronic components such as EC motors.

Challenger Components has 50 years experience in connectors, static control, and cooling solutions.  They also use well known manufacturers such as 3m Interconnect and Credence Technologies.

Visit: http://www.challengercomponents.com for more information and to discuss your electronic component requirements in more detail.

 

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