Methods of Starting Electric Motor

Methods of Starting Electric Motor: Methods of Starting Electric Motor – Transient processes involved with the starting of the (drive) motor in a variable speed drive require a detailed study. The electric motor and connected load accelerates to the rated speed from rest under the influence of the starting torque. The transient operation during  is […]

Braking of Synchronous Motor

Braking of Synchronous Motor: The methods that are employed for Braking of Synchronous Motor are: Regenerative braking while operating on a variable frequency supply Rheostatic braking Plugging Regenerative braking When the motor operates as a variable speed drive motor utilizing a variable frequency supply, it can be regeneratively braked and all the K.E. returned to […]

Braking of Induction Motor

Braking of Induction Motor: The three types of Braking of Induction Motor, namely regenerative, dynamic and counter current braking can be accomplished with induction motors also. Regenerative braking When the rotor of an induction motor runs faster than the stator field the slip becomes negative and the machine generates power. Therefore, whenever the motor has […]

DC Motor Electric Brakes

DC Motor Electric Brakes: DC Motor Electric Brakes – While operating electrical drives it is often necessary to stop the motor quickly and also reverse it. In applications like cranes or hoists the torque of the drive motor may have to be controlled so that the load does not have any undesir­able acceleration, e.g. in […]

Characteristics of Synchronous Motor

Characteristics of Synchronous Motor: Characteristics of Synchronous Motor are constant speed motors. The speed of the motor is decided by the number of poles and frequency. Compared to an induction motor, it is very sensitive to sudden changes of load. This causes a hunting of the rotor and finally leads to stability problems. It has […]

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