Motors

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Nishki, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Nishki

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    May 30, 2008
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    Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me with a problem I have been having with understanding motors. I understand the prinicple of the different types of motors but I can never seem to look at a motor and decide which one it is. I have been looking on the Internet for sectioned views of the different motors but havn't had much luck!
    Thanks
     
  2. bertus

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  3. jpanhalt

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    Wikipedia is another good source for information on the different types. I have the most difficulty telling shunt-wound from series-wound DC motors by sight. The original application and number of accessible wires can give a clue. The Educypedia link (above) describes how to convert a series-wound starter motor to be reversible. Unfortunately, it does not describe the shunt wound motor for comparison. Here is one (of many) sites that describes the difference.

    http://www.engineersedge.com/motors/dc_motor_connections.htm

    John
     
  4. Nishki

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    May 30, 2008
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    Okay thank you very much for your help
     
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