EC Fans & Drives


All our products are designed and continually tested by our own engineering team in the United Kingdom, allowing us to meet one of our company’s core values.

Eliminate Risk and Improve Reliability

This concept provides our customers with the confidence that they are dealing directly with the manufacturer who knows the product capabilities and can become an extension of the customer’s in-house engineering team, thus, providing up-to-date engineering support.

This is something our competitors cannot offer as they are usually a distributor who have little or no knowledge in what the product can achieve.

Our focus is on delivering high quality, reliable products that are qualified by our engineers’ proven and robust reliability test processes, ensuring that all products exceed customer expectations. We are constantly reviewing and testing our products to proven test protocols.

Product Reliability Testing is Broken Down Into 3 Areas

1. Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)

HALT is a proven reliability test protocol which is used for finding predominant failure modes in the design of the product in a short period of time.

2. Accelerated Life Testing (ALT)

Once a failure mode is detected in HALT, our engineers then incorporate the ALT protocol to determine when the product would fail and ensure that the failure is outside of the product’s design criteria and warranty, thus, ensuring that it meets customers’ application criteria and expectations.

To satisfy HALT and ALT testing, EC Fans & Drives use airflow chambers, dyno-meters, ingress protection chambers (dust & water), humidity and thermal shock chambers (-40˚C to +70˚C) that allow our engineers to stress the products to worst case scenarios.

3. Simulated Long-Term Testing

As part of our on-going reliability testing programme, our engineers continually test production products to ensure that they meet the original design criteria. At any one time we have over 200 products on simulated long-term testing.

This allows our engineers to monitor products in various conditions (constant, intermittent & stall mode) with varying input voltages (nominal supply +/- 20%) and varying load conditions and speed settings (combination of maximum/ minimum load at maximum/minimum speed setting).