IEC Motor Starters. Are They Accepted? Category: Real Answers motors Motion Control Submitted by Katherine Bonfante on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 09:31 We want to save cabinet space and money by using IEC motor starters instead of NEMA. Yes, they're global standards, but we're concerned about resistance to IEC outside of Europe. What's the real state of acceptance of IEC motor starters right now?