# synchronous machine

#### Cerkit

Joined Jan 4, 2009
286
I am not sure what the characteristics of a salient synchronous machine are? What does it mean if a synchronous machine is salient and how does it differentiate from a non salient one?

I have read up on this but always the info has been vague, please can someone explain.

#### beenthere

Joined Apr 20, 2004
15,808
Do you mean salient and non-salient pole synchronous motors?

#### subtech

Joined Nov 21, 2006
123
Or perhaps salient pole synchronous generators?