Another DC motor braking question

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smokie

Joined Apr 15, 2009
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Can a dc motor be used to control the rate of decent of a free falling 1 lb weight?

The weight is normally raised by the motor via a cable and spool. At times it is allowed to fall.
 

thingmaker3

Joined May 16, 2005
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The short answer is "yes." Electric and hybrid vehicles use a similar tactic for charging batteries when braking.
 
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