An electrical actuator converting electrical energy into rotational motion.

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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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How to supply multiple 12V DC 3 amps motors?

I need to supply four DC motors 12V @ 3 amps with a battery pack. I was wondering which characteristics should have an hypothetical battery pack to supply all four motors together. How many volts ...
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High Torque Brushless DC Motors in Small Package

I have a particular set of requirements that call for a relatively high stall torque for the space available (300 ozf-in for < 8cm length of motor). The motor would be operating at a relatively low ...
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No output at H bridge during quick power drop

I used a H bridge with PMW control to drive DC motor in two directions. I observed a strange phenomenon that during quick voltage drop, the PWM output at M2 is cutoff, although the T4 gate PWM input ...
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How to limit motor stall current?

I've run into a dilemma. I have two motors, both with a 2.2A stall current. I know that at start up, motors will draw their stall current because they are essentially stalled. However, my motor driver ...
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Calculation of base current resistor resistance for a transistor operating in switch mode? [duplicate]

I have a 9V DC motor and I want to control its speed with an Arduino board with help of a power transistor TIP120. In one of the web-tutorials the writer explains how to calculate the resistor ...
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What is sine wave torque constant and voltage constant for electric motors

I am wondering if anyone can explain to me what the sine wave torque constants and the voltage constants are and how to calculate them for a specific electric motor? Thanks!
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motor turning wrong way [on hold]

i have a change sorting machine that...of course sorts my change it worked fine until the other day now about half the time i start it it turns in oposite direction so all the change goes threw the ...
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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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Locking up a DC motor with constant supply a bad thing?

I am working on a little pen plotter project and for one of my motors (which supports the pen) I have used a small DC motor obtained from an old DVD drive. I have noticed that if I supply a constant ...
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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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Can a motor's movement be improved to any arbitrary resolution?

For a project that I'm working on, I need motor rotation at extremely small increments -- my desired resolution is about ~0.15 degrees per minimum rotation step. Of course, most motors of reasonably ...
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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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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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Powering a large DC motor from the mains

I scavenged a 220 volts DC motor from a large photocopy machine. How can I best get a suitable 220 volts DC supply when our local main supply is 240 volts AC? Since the voltages are so close is ...
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How do you control 130-size DC motors with an Arduino (seemingly 20A DC motors)?

I'm a little confused on specifications and limitations here... I have 3 (130-size, I believe) DC motors I'm attempting to control with an Arduino. They are running off of a 7.2V NiMH battery pack, ...
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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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Are these H-Bridge circuits set up correctly?

I know I can use a driver chip to simplify this a lot, but I just want to make sure that I have the concept of H-Bridges down. Here they are: I have two motors, and each have 4 N-MOSFETs ...
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Am I misunderstanding the specs of this solar panel or electric motor?

I've been trying to figure this out, but the answers I've come up with thus far have been counter-intuitive. The solar panel's specs are as follows: ...
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how to calculate torque an speed in bldc motor [closed]

I have a doubt in calculating the torque an speed in brushless dc motor. And also i want a formula for calculating speed and torque with 70 kg load.
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Motor controller diagram

I have been reading about motor controllers, and I found this article online (Introduction to Motor Drives and Encoders), but I am having a hard time understanding the diagram (figure below). Can ...
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Controlling ESC with Arduino [migrated]

I want to control these motors: hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv with this battery: Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack and these ESCs: TURNIGY Plush 18amp Speed Controller. I am new to this ...
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What is the power or torque I need to rotate a propeller with 57 lbs of force acting on it [closed]

I am looking for an AC motor with the proper specifications, in particular torque and power, to rotate a propeller with 57 lbs of force acting on it. The RPM is going to be slow (between 20-30 RPM). ...
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Help connecting an Arduino and an electronic speed controller [migrated]

We have this controller that we are planning to use with this motor. How do we plug it to the Arduino to make it work? This is a totally new subject for our school team, since we are mostly ...
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Commanding numerous motors with one H-Bridge

Is it possible to command more than one motor with an H-bridge like this: Would this work in real life if I replace switches with transistors and command them?
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How do I find the voltage range for an unknown DC motor?

I have a small unmarked motor with a burned out speed controller board. I'm able to figure out that the motor is a DC motor because it has two wires coming out of it and there's a rectifier on the ...
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What material is comonly used as insulator in laminations?

I am trying to build a brushless motor for quadcopter use, with a semi-CNC lathe and a CNC mill. I know I can buy a stator core on gobrushless or maybe other place, but I want to know if I am able to ...
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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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Commanding a 12V DC motor with high power (~20A)

I'd like to control a 12V DC motor but it has very high power, around 20A. I was looking for H-bridges but they all support only low power (around 1A) Do I have to build my own H-bridge with high ...
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How to wire up a single-phase electric blower motor

I have an Electro ADDA C80M-2 0.75kW single-phase blower motor that I need to hook up, switched, to power a cyclonic dust separator that I've built. I thought it would be a piece of cake: pop off the ...
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Very slow motor [closed]

I'm looking for a very slow motor. Like half a round in a second, or even less. The movement must be as fluid as possible. I don't care about velocity variation on start or on stop, but I care about ...
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Difference between overload and short-circuit protection

What is the difference between overload and short-circuit protection for motors? I do not understand the need for SC protection when a motor has overload protection. Shouldn't the overload protection ...
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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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What exactly is the purpose of a Hall sensor in a BLDC?

I was reading an articles about brushless DC motor, used in CPU fans, from this link. First I thought that the Hall sensors are used only for measuring the speed, but that is not correct, it has ...
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Can I use a DC SSR that is switched by a PID controller to control the speed of a 12 V DC fan?

This is my first post here. Let me start by saying that I do not have an engineering background. I tinker with electronics in my spare time (Arduino, solid state low-power guitar amps, etc.), but I do ...
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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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Power Conducting Stepper Motor?

I have a question that I'm not really sure how to ask, so here goes: So I know there's such a thing as a power conducting slip ring motor, which I assume allows the passthrough of power through the ...
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Switched reluctance motor inverter

I've been doing some research on switched reluctance motors, and the papers are always talking about driving them with inverters. Why would you use an inverter as opposed to just using a single ...
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Two different outputs from same type of IC's

Hello Electrical engineering community. I am using motor drivers to get 5v to 12v and I am controlling each motor with each IC L293D. Each motor driver is controlling each motor and the outputs is ...
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3-phase BLDC motor operation

I salvage motor from HDD, then I started googling around how to make it spin and found this video(there are good subtitles in English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMz2DYpos8w Here he just plug ...
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Motor Driver signal

As I was taking some screen captures of the FET's drain, to ensure the back EMF was indeed within specs, I noticed my signal was not pulling to ground when the MCU would switch it off. The capacitor ...
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Motor Control For Overload

I am using PIC 18F45K80 for four phase dc motor control operation. The maximum load current is 30 Amps. If it exceeds 30 Amps, I have to call stop_motor() function in my coding in order to switch off ...
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Boost starup of a motor with a capacitor

I have a RC car and I wonder if its startup speed will increase if I mount a capacitor in parallel with the battery. My thinking is that while the car is idling the capacitor will load. When I start ...
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Calculating DC Brushless Motor Position

I am using a brush-less motor in one of my projects and I need a decent method of sensing the motor position so I know what coils to turn on and off. I looked a bit into sensing Back-EMF, but I did ...
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Speed control of a DC motor using variac

I have a offset printing machine and it's original electrical design uses a variac device to control it's speed (RPM) value of the main motor drive. I don't have access to any electrical wiring ...
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How can I use 15 servos with arduino mega2560 without stepping down voltage?

How can I use 15 servos with arduino mega2560 without stepping down voltage? because I want to control 15 servos by one board (arduino mega 2560).
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What mechanical parts can be attached to DYJ48 stepper motor? [migrated]

Sorry I am asking a mechanical question here, but, after all, where else people have experience with using motors? If there is a better forum for this, please do guide me. Everywhere I've seen ...
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Controlling high rating DC motor

In a robot, I need to use a (24 volts 5-7 amp) DC motor, which should be controlled by a microcontroller. Now, will I get a motor driver IC for such a motor? If not, what kind of circuit will help? I ...