An electrical actuator converting electrical energy into rotational motion.

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Planning before buying

My question is about planning a choice from the requierements and constraints, my aim is to be able to justify a choose with rigour, to avoid buying something which may not fit the needs. First case, ...
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electric motors [on hold]

1) which motor give highest amount of electricity(volts) at low rpm and 2) which motor give high Rpm at low electricity (volts). please explain me how and give specification which will be helpful to ...
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How to get my internal Harddrive to spin externally?

I have a Seagate ST3500620AS Harddrive that's just laying around and not being used. I want to power the motor at full speed (rated to run at 7200rpm) and do some hobby projects with it. Problem is, ...
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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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DC motor speed control: 12VDC 700mA fan motor powered by 7.2Ah sealed lead-acid battery

I am using a 7.2 Ampere-hour Sealed Lead Acid Battery to power a 12V DC motor which is driving a fan, and I need to understand ...
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converting induction motor winding to reluctance motor winding

I want to build simple reluctance motor for education purpose. I have couple of small 3 Phase AC Induction motor with 24 slot stator lap winded for 4 pole design. I want to convert it to reluctance ...
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Overload relay nameplate

The following information appears on the nameplate / description of an existing thermal overload relay (for motor protection) I need to replace with a modern unit of same functionality: IEC 292-1 ...
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Car window motor control output

I'm toying around with a car window, and used this tutorial to try and make it work: https://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/labs/motors-and-transistors/dc-motor-control-using-an-h-bridge/ I've set it up almost ...
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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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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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I need help understanding how this stepper motor circuit works

This is my first time working with stepper motors. The motor in question is a Portescap 55M048D1B (source: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/55M048D1B/403-1016-ND/417823). I am having trouble ...
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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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DIY small motor that turns for x seconds every y seconds

I'm a civil engineer, hiker, and hobby photographer. I am trying to build a little device that gently turns a small motor on every x seconds, keep it on for y seconds, and stop it for z seconds. For ...
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How to controlle a motor with arduino

I have 2 og those 12v motor and a 12v battery http://www.enigmaindustries.com/Motors/Bosch_EV_Warrior.htm I want to know what s the best solution to controle the motor with an arduino Uno. Is the ...
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Synchronous motor base speed calculation

I would like to ask the following question. How can I calculate the base speed of a Synchronous motor for variable speed applications controlled in dq frame? I want to calculate the base speed for ...
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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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AC Machine Stator Winding

In designing a 3 Phase, 4 Pole, 24 Slot AC machine assuming a RYB phase sequence i am confused on the starting point of the blue phase. The calculations, table and diagram look like the following. ...
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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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Circuitry for the DRV8840 Motor Driver

I'm building a circuit based on the DRV8840 (datasheet: http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/drv8840.pdf). Unfortunately, I can't get it to work. I think something might be wrong with my design. When I ...
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how to make 30 seconds timer [closed]

I'm trying to make a timer, that powers the small motor for 1-2 seconds, every 30 seconds. I need this to be portable. Can someone help me? the motor I have is using 3 V voltage, also I don't want ...
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Arduino UNO not working with L293D

I am creating a simple robot that is controlled by an Arduino UNO, and given instructions by a button matrix. One can press 4 buttons for Forward, Backward, Left and right on on the matrix array, ...
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How do I reduce the Counter EMF?

I hope I can explain what I am asking. We will connect a DC motor to a single phase rectifier. Motor will carry a load. And motor sould be able to spin right and left. And when it is changing its ...
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wiring for a 4 wire AC motor

I have a working garage door opener and I'd like to use its motor for building a edge sander (woodworking). The model number is the Genie IMS1000 and here is the actual picture. It has a single ...
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What could be the voltage of this common DC motor? [closed]

Below is the picture of a common DC motor usually used in electronic toys. This motor is quite common so I guess someone may be knowing it's voltage and how much current it draws. I could've tested it ...
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Estimating power usage of idle motor

I would like to calculate the power usage of an idle motor. The motor drives state a power usage of approx 8-10% of full load. Would it simply be the case of taking 8-10% of the motor's power rating ...
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Identifying windings of a single phase induction motor

How can I identify the main and auxiliary windings of a single phase induction motor which has only three terminals (1.Red, 2. Yellow & 3. Black) out of the device? How to connect capacitor and ...
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DC Motor circuit polarised 2 directions switches

I'm totally new to electronicS and do not understand a lot and I've read other posts but people seem to be asking different things to me so apologies in advance if this has been covered but I've typed ...
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BLDC speed/torque control with L6229 or L6235

I'm trying to control 12V 12,000 rpm BLDC motor with 3x120° Hall sensors using ST evaluation board based on L6229 IC. I tried to control motor's speed by feeding PWM to FWD/REV pin as suggested in ...
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How does Sensorless Vector Control of an induction motor achieved?

I'm trying to make sense of the current and rpm of an AC motor controlled by a VFD drive. Here is the device: ...
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Inrush Current Booster

I probably need help more with terminology (and thus, how to find the answer that already exists) than with technology. My current hobby project is a low-power device — max current is 100mA at 5V* — ...
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Changing Motor Gearboxes to Reduce Current

I am currently using two 12V CIM Motor (Spec Sheet: http://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/217-2000-CIM-motor-specs.pdf) with a gearbox at a 49:1 ratio. I have a LiFePO4 battery that is rated at a ...
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Can rated stator voltage frequency be exceeded safely in an induction motor?

The following induction motor at the link has rated 50Hz stator freq. on namespace label: http://www.vanbodegraven.nl/en/products/ac-motors/asea-mbg-200-m-60-6/ It seems it is 6 pole since it has ...
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How to determine the pole number or synchronous speed of an AC motor from its rated RPM?

Trying to to determine the pole number or synchronous speed of the following AC motor from its rated RPM. Here are the details: http://www.vanbodegraven.nl/en/products/ac-motors/asea-mbg-200-m-60-6/ ...
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Help with building a 3 Phase DC Motor Controller

I'm looking to design the power stage of a 3 Phase DC Motor Controller for use with the Emrax 268 motor. The maximum input battery voltage would be no higher than 300VDC and the maximum continuous ...
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Why does an induction motor not have the maximum torque when it is locked?

In theory the maximum current induced at rotor must be when the rotor is locked hence the force is B.I.L it must produce the max torque. But why torque is not maximum when it is locked but it is ...
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How is speed torque curve of an induction motor plotted experimentally?

I'm wondering how is obtained a 3-phase induction motor's speed-torque curve obtained. I couldnt find any procedure. Are they first applying fixed voltages with fixed freq. to stators. and then ...
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How can I make an accurate torque/RPM curfer for the random electric motors lying around my garage?

I am blessed with a garage filled to the brim with all sorts of electric motors, most of them sourced from broken household appliances and the like. I would like to gather some data about them, like ...
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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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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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Adapt electric motor to manual seeder

I am limited on my electronics knowledge, but I want to adapt an electric motor to a manual corn and bean seeder. Why? Because it is very hard agriculture work. It is needed two people, one in the ...
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L293d pin1(enable pin) problem

I am working on dc motor speed control project in which I am using 12 v dc motor , l293d motor driver ic and pic16f877A for controlling the motor. Pic16f877A is sending pwm signal from its RC2 ...
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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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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 is the relation between the stator current and motor rpm for an AC motor?

A 3 phase AC motor is rated values are: 970 rpm, 50Hz, 380V delta 47A. A VFD drives this motor for obtaining a constant wind-speed which rpm is proportional. The thing is when 885 rpm the stator ...
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Calculating different rated power from the rated parameters for a delta AC motor

A delta connected motor in the following link: http://www.vanbodegraven.nl/en/products/ac-motors/asea-mbg-200-m-60-6/ has rated current 47A, voltage 380V Here is the rated values. Cos(fi) = 0.8 on ...
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How do I supply power to two 18v 2.4 amp motors?

I have two of these motors: http://www.radioshack.com/radioshack-super-speed-9-18vdc-hobby-motor/2730256.html#q=motor&start=6&tab=tab1 According to Radioshack's specs (which may be off, not ...
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DC Motor as DC Generator + Output Polarity Switcher

I am working on a hobby circuit. And got a quick question. I am using regular mini DC Motor as DC Generator. If the motor is rotated one side it generates few volts. If the motor is rotated in ...
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How to Reduce Serial Noise from a Refrigerator

I am controlling the compressor of a compact refrigerator using an Arduino Mega and an opto-isolated relay block. The Arduino is connected to the PC using a serial over USB (Atmel version). Since the ...
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Most efficient generator for charging 12 V batteries

I have a Honda GX25 mini 4-stroke engine that I want to built a battery charging generator for 12 V lead acid batteries. My first idea was to use an old car alternator as the generator part, but now ...
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How to drive a small DC motor with very low voltage from an MCU using PWM?

I have a small motor pulled out from a tape recorder. I need to drive it slowly - no more than 20 RPM. The motor is capable of running at this speed and keeps the velocity very well with voltages as ...