An electrical actuator converting electrical energy into rotational motion.

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Motor driver using only a 2N2222 transistor?

Is it possible to build a motor driver using only a 2N2222 transistor? If yes, then how?
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why 'V' curve of synchronous motor doesn't touch D.C. field current axis?

Why synchronous motor armature current doesn't become zero with field excitation change ? it can be seen from 'V' curve.?
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Resistance and Inductance of a ceiling fan motor needed to spec snubber

I'm looking to specify (well, suggest) a RC snubber network for someone over on diy.se who is having EMI problems with his ceiling fan knocking out his TV briefly on turn-off: ...
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Is Power consumed by a motor under various load conditions constant?

Does a motor (dc /Induction/Synchronous ) consumes more power when operating at higher load than when operating at some lower load? Or power consumption remains constant/same in both cases? What I ...
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What is currency counting machine which can read values called? [on hold]

What is a machine called in market which can not just count no of notes but actually differentiate between types of notes i.e their values e.g. adding total to sum by their value. Example: consider a ...
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Motor required for lifting and lowering an awning bar

I believe Electrical Engineering is the best place to ask this question since it concerns engineering and electrical components. I am trying to design a simple system (like a mini garage) that ...
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Reversing polarity of motor with timer

I have a timer that allows me to preset times and run a motor for a predetermined amount of seconds. I need this to reverse polarity as soon as this predetermined time has expired. The timer is a ...
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DC- DC converters

Is it possible to get a DC DC converter which the output voltage varies proportionally to the input voltage? ie 14V in 28V out, 13.4V in 26.8V out. To add some context I wish to charge a 24V battery ...
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What happens if we run 415V 3 phase motor running on full load on to a 240V 3 phase supply?

I have a 415V 3 phase motor, but during emergency situation a 110V DC to 220VAC 3 Phase inverter comes into place. What will be the effects on the motor
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Operation of a Growler to test armature shorts

Can someone explain to me how a Growler for testing electric motor armatures works please? I have obviously read the Wikipedia Growler page but it is still foggy. So the growler unit acts as the ...
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Washing Machine Motor [closed]

How does a washing machine motor changes its direction after one cycle? I have the basic idea that a switch has to do something with it but want to know what exactly happens and how.
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Fan Control using Motor Driver, looking for suitable solutions

I want to control the speed of a fan (which is a 2-phase brushless DC motor). I am currently using a suitable power supply to run the fans. My source is a Data Acquisition device that outputs up to ...
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Shaded Pole motor - change RPM by relative change to windings

I've got a small shaded pole motor (C-type) that I'm cannibalizing for use in a project, but the current RPM is too high. I don't want to spend the effort to build a micro-controller to run it. Is ...
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What motor driver should I use? [closed]

I'm getting 3 of these motors for a holonomic drive system on a robot (probably balancing on a ball). They have a 5A stall current and 300ma free-run at 12V. I'm having trouble finding the right ...
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How Number of commutator segments,air gap between the segments of brush dc motor affect on performance of DC motor..?

plese help me about how Number of commutator segments,air gap between the commutator segments of brush dc motor affect on performance of DC motor..?? now if we we change the number of commutator ...
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Controlling speed of motor through L293D using TLC5940NT

I am trying to control a DC motor through an L293D. Ultimately I am controlling it with an Arduino, but I am trying to use a TLC5940NT chip as an intermediary to increase the number of outputs that I ...
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Choosing relay to operate water pump

Based on my research so far, I've concluded that a relatively low-cost, yet reasonably reliable way to control operation (on/off) a motorized water pump, is a well spec'd EM-relay with flyback diode. ...
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DC Vibration motor issues

I have a simple DC (toy) motor which I'd like to use as a vibration motor for my project. The motor is controlled with an Arduino, but powered from a separate 5V voltage source (using an 2N3904 NPN ...
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Mechanical Power (Application) and Electrical Power (Stepper Motor) Discrepancy

For my application I need a torque of \$\tau=0.87 \, Nm \$ and a speed of \$ w=140 \, RPM \approx 14.65 \, rad/s \$. This gives me a mechanical power \$ P_m=12.75 \, W\$. $$ P_m=\tau w $$ I have ...
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PMSM inductance in DQ domain

The “abc <-> DQ” transformation matrix used for transforming currents, voltages and magnetic field can they be used for transforming inductances also? as given below-
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What can be the reason for a voltage drop across daisy chained RS485 servo motors?

We are using a set of RS485 servo motors(Robotis EX-106) for our humanoid robot. This motor has a 4 pin connections namely Ground,VCC, D+ and D-. The Ground and Vcc terminals are from the power ...
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Need help to vibrate a motor for an original musical instrument

everyone. I am asking you to help me out for making original musical instrument. The goal is to vibrate a small motor by square wave signal witch is generated in a synthesizers in my Mac. Here is ...
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Load sharing using asynchronous motors

I am involved in the design of a system composed of: multiple asynchronous motors, each equipped with separate drive, all acting in parallel on a load, via a common rack and pinion transmission. ...
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Request for separately excited DC motor specification

Can anyone provide actual separately excited DC motor specifications(resistance,inductance,friction coefficent,inertia,value of constants etc..(need it for simulation purpose)?
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Power adapter versus Power supply

I have a mini water-pump/motor hooked up to an LM338 (similar to LM317, but capable of higher current output). I set up the LM338 to create a 6.1-V output, from an 18-V input; this was done by ...
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Regenerative braking at any speed below maximum - how is it done?

My mobility scooter has a motor controller with regenerative braking - but regeneration seems to take place even at low speeds, well under the maximum! I know it does this because if I reduce throttle ...
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Torque and Back EMF Waveforms of Brushless Motors

For simplicity, I'm going to be talking about a single stator phase. I understand that torque is proportional to current, and that back EMF is proportional to angular velocity. However, after ...
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Power DC motors via UK mains, controlled by arduino [migrated]

So I was wondering if someone could tell me of a method by which I can power a group of 12 motors via UK mains, I assume resistors or something will be needed to reduce the voltage down to that which ...
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How are current and voltage related to torque and speed of a brushless motor?

I know that electric vehicles have different performances depending on battery and motor, but it's not clear how electrical and mechanical units are related. Can anybody please help? Will a 100V ...
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how big are the FETs used to drive Tesla cars

So I've been looking into bldc and motor drivers lately (ESCs). Generally larger the BLDC motor the larger the FETs need to be in order to suppluly needed current. One can do this either by using a ...
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One motor connected to 4 generators or alternators - why would it not produce more electricity than it consumes?

OK so here is something I have been curious about. Let's say we connect a single electric motor (driven by e.g. an automobile battery) to 4 different generators (or alternators). Would it be ...
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Precision angle (0.5° or better) with a motor

For a project, I am using a Hall effect absolute rotary encoder (AS5048B from AMS: http://www.ams.com/eng/Products/Position-Sensors/Magnetic-Rotary-Position-Sensors/AS5048B). It claims to have 14-bit ...
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Desired response of PI controller in motor vector controller

In vector control (field-oriented control) of motors (specifically induction motors), a rotating reference frame is attached to the rotor flux to give "DC" values in the current controller. This ...
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Torque kgcm (what is kgcm)?

I know what torque is but I find difficult to understand what Torque: 3kgcm means ? I am not sure, how much weight that motor can carry, and I want to know how I can calculate that. Please give me ...
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Using two half bridge drivers as a full H bridge - What bootstrap capacitor?

I'm trying to design a motor (brushed DC) speed controller circuit (to learn about such circuits). I decided to use two half bridge drivers (IR2184) to control my bridge. The circuit I've come up ...
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Mosfet time and PWM frequency relation

what is the relation that I have to take into account when I select a mosfet(or a transistor in general) for pwm driving about rise/fall/turn off delay/turn on delay and the PWM frequency? How to ...
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Standard way to tension a string using a motor?

I am dealing with a design that requires me to tension a small string, about 5 inches long with a diameter of about 1-2 mm, and then keep it under tension (lock it in place) without the use of ...
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Arduino Motor Control Circuit with Power Transistor and H-Bridge

I'm new to motor control, and I'm trying to create a circuit to control this motor: http://www.robotshop.com/en/banebots-rs-550-motor-12v-19300rpm.html The key electrical characteristics for my ...
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Crude simulation of a dc motor

I have a 24V battery bank and would like to discharge it in order to test the performance of different solar charge controllers. Eventually the batteries will supply a 2hp (1500W) DC motor and it is ...
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What do i need to get this motor running off a car-battery?

I'm going to build a motorized barn-door mount for astrophotography, but have ABSOLUTELY no experience with motors, circuits or anything else related to the motor. This is the motor I bought: ...
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How to stop my motor from resetting my microcontroller?

I'm assuming (no way to verify) that when the motor pulls too much I get voltage spikes which cuts out my microcontroller. Here's my circuit, any suggestions on how to fix this issue? The left chip ...
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How and why is a magnetic field transmitted with alternating current?

I apologize for the basic question (or if it is incorrect in its assumptions,) but how does one account for magnetism in alternating current? If I generate alternating current to a motor, why do my ...
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Turn Stepper Motor Off when Idle

I was wondering if there is a way to cut power to my stepper motor when it is not in use. I dont particularlily need it to hold its position because in my setup it doesnt really need to torque agaisnt ...
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What factors can determine the constant coefficient when calculating torque?

In this servo motor's datasheet, both motor have the same torque of 0.32 Nm, have the same power of 100w, but have different rated currents and voltages. It seems that the "torque" relates to the ...
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DC motor spun clockwise then counter clockwise creates AC current?

I am making a generator with a DC motor but the style of turning the rotor would be clockwise and then counter-clockwise, and I would want to capture as much current as possible so I hope it could be ...
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Clock / timer activated 2 second voltage timer for wiper motor project

Ok, I need a 12 volt voltage timer using clock or timer for a wiper motor. I am working on a project in my garage. Simply put, I am wanting to use a wiper motor that will open and close a spring held ...
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What should I use to program these ESCs?

I am working on a project involving brushless motors, and as such I will need a brushless Electronic Speed Controllers (ESCs). If I were to buy one of these two ESCs, what would I use to program ...
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How accurately can an ESC detect the number of RPMs?

I am working on a project involving brushless motors, so I got an ESC to power them. The problem, is that I need to accurately control the number of RPM. Can an ESC, like this one, control the number ...
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Very intermittent power MOSFET failure

I am working on a very spotty motor failure (I am not the designer). We have a wound armature which is switched by power MOSFETs. These are driven by a FET totem pole type FET driver. When the ...
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Identifying live, neutral, and ground wires cold

I have a European (230 volt AC motor, no markings), 1 phase (I think). It is roughly 6 inches long, just to get a sense of the scale. It basically wobbles when current is supplied to it. 1) I ...