motor speed..rotor or magnetic field ?

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  1. TheSpArK505

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    Sep 25, 2013
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    Hello guys, hope you all fine.

    I have a simple question- stupid probably- when it says the speed of the motor is x, is it the speed of the rotor or the speed of the rotating magnetic field ??
     
  2. AlbertHall

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    Jun 4, 2014
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    The speed of the rotor or possibly the speed of the output shaft if the motor has a built-in gearbox. Not all motors have a rotating field.
     
  3. MaxHeadRoom

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    Jul 18, 2013
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    The RPM of the rotor shaft, A demonstration of this is a common AC 2 pole induction motor, the field rotates at the line frequency, 60hz in NA, so the field rotates at 60hz x 60sec = 3600rpm, but a common rpm for this motor rotor would be ~ 3470 due to the natural slip frequency.
    Max.
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    Incidentally where the rotating field and the rotor is the same rpm, these are known as Synchronous motors.
    Max.
     
  5. TheSpArK505

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    Sep 25, 2013
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    thank u for the help
     
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