US 9,812,920 B2
Air-cooled electric machine and method of assembling the same
Marc McKinzie, West Milton, OH (US); Stephen Thomas English, Englewood, OH (US); Justin Michael Magyar, Troy, OH (US); and Zachary Alexander Borts, Dayton, OH (US)
Assigned to REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC., Beloit, WI (US)
Filed by Regal Beloit America, Inc., Beloit, WI (US)
Filed on Sep. 15, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/486,845.
Prior Publication US 2016/0079824 A1, Mar. 17, 2016
Int. Cl. H02K 9/00 (2006.01); H02K 5/20 (2006.01); H02K 5/22 (2006.01); H02K 9/06 (2006.01); H02K 9/22 (2006.01)
CPC H02K 5/20 (2013.01) [H02K 5/225 (2013.01); H02K 9/06 (2013.01); H02K 9/22 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electric machine comprising:
a motor housing;
an electronics enclosure coupled to said motor housing defining an air passage between said electronics enclosure and said motor housing, said electronics enclosure further defining at least a portion of at least one air intake connected to said air passage, wherein said electronics enclosure is substantially air-tight; and
a fan configured to draw air through said at least one air intake and into said air passage.