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Questions tagged [motor]

An electrical actuator that converts electrical energy into rotational motion or sustained linear motion (linear motor). There are many types of electric motors. If the specific type of motor is known, it is helpful to use or add a more specific tag, such as dc-motor, brushless-dc motor or induction-motor.

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Modeling scalar control of PMSM

I have met with a scalar control algorithm for a permanent magnet synchronous motor. I haven´t heard about it before so I decided to develop a dynamic model to further analyze this control algorithm. ...
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What kind of monophasic induction motor is this?

About 15 Years ago I bought an induction motor from a junk yard. It have 6 leads being that 2 are the same lead, so 5. The guy who sold me had no idea from what machine it came. And I don't quite ...
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BLDC motor poles versus Torque and RPM

How to calculate the cost of a BLDC motor? Assume I need 24 stator coils of height 10 mm and width 5 mm. Is there any formula for torque comparison with increasing the number of poles?
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Is there an metric equivalent to the NEMA step motor frame sizes?

I just took the axis motors of my EMCO F1P CNC mill and measured them to figure out which frame size they have. The square flange is exactly 60 x 60 mm, and the ...
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DC motor speed control

I am trying to control the speed of motor using ADC value received using ATMega16, the system works well with 12V. But when I go for 24V the motor runs continuously, even when ADC value is 0. I have ...
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what are “C” rings for on motors?

what is the point of this "C" shaped metal 'clip'? (circled in yellow)
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Differential cascading of two equal pole Induction motors?

I was working on speed control of Induction motors through cascading. Theoretically, in differential cascading of two motors, the speed is given by $$\frac{120f}{P_1-P_2}$$ where \$P_1\$ and \$P_2\$ ...
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Ceramic capacitor in High voltage DC link

In motor drive application the high voltage dc link between the rectifier and the inverter usually have: a bank of aluminium electrolytic capacitor a film capacitor near the inverter Is there a ...
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How to drive electric power steering motor

I want to drive an electric power steering motor from an European Opel Corsa C in a way that I can control the steering of the car programmatically. I have a steering angle sensor which I will to use ...
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In field controlled dc motor, why does the armature current remain unchanged even if it is affected by field flux?

Basically in a field controlled dc motor, the armature current is kept constant (via some constant voltage source) while the field current is varied which will vary the field flux and interacts with ...
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Monster moto shield + Arduino +Pololu 12V, 29:1 Gear Motor Encoder hardware problem

Overflow enthusiasts! I am trying to build a balancing robot with two wheels, using the polulu gear motor as mentioned above. In order to have a strong motor driver,the monster moto shield is used in ...
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Draw relation of rotation speed and output power of PMAC generator with brake resistor

I would like to draw a graph showing the relationship between rotation speed and power of an ideal Sinus PMAC generator with a brake resistor R(load) to be defined controlled via a 4Q Controller ...
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Controlling a treadmill motor

I'm recycling some spare parts of an old treadmill for a new project. I have the motor with its driver board, the elevator piston and the controller board. All works out of the box, but I need to ...
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Gear motor with encoder: minimum drivable step

I am fancying this motor http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/2271/specs to motorize an X-Y stage. (Alternative High rpm motors with high reduction ratio and high encoder counts/rev are welcome ;) ...
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Why do my outputs look exactly the same for the Allegro 3901?

I am trying to capture results shown in Figure 8 of Allegro 3901 data sheet . My circuit looks like this: The channels above coresspond to the oscilloscope screen captures below: In the image ...
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Why does a motor not work after the power supply?

I have a fairly cheap breadboard power supply and a motor. Now if I touch the wires from the adaptor (the thing that plugs into the power supply to provide it with electricity) the motor works fine ...
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BLDC bemf shape

I am trying to detect the zero crossing point of the BEMF voltage in order to control the motor sensorless. The following picture shows the ideal shape of BEMF and in many application notes or ...
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DC permanent magnetic motor control issues

We have a 180 V dc permanent magnet motor. When engaging the control board while the motor is hooked up. The output to motor drops out and reads no voltage. If I take the motor leads off the ...
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About how to extract back EMF from SMO(sliding mode observer), maybe I need a doctor for this question

The equations of PMSM on alpha-beta frame(2 fixed coordinate systems) are like this, ...
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Air conditioner fan not starting

I have a problem with my air conditioner fan not starting. As seen from the schematic below, when I test for voltage between the brown and black wires, I get 0 V (this is the problem). The indoor unit ...
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permanent magnet synchronous motor Lagrangian in qd0 frame

I'm trying to derive a symplectic model for a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) in the rotating qd0 reference frame using a geometric integrator. For that purpose, I need the discrete-time ...
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SVPWM for BLDC Motors: Switching Losses vs Neutral Point Voltage Swing/fluctuation

I am implementing a SVPWM (Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation) scheme for a 3-phase inverter (3 H-bridges, nothing fancy) to control a BLDC Motor. Since one can choose which zero vectors (000 or 111)...
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PMSM dynamic model

I have been working on a dynamic model of the PMSM with surface mounted magnets and sinusoidal stator winding. I am little bit confused by formulas for the \$L_d\$ and \$L_q\$ inductances. I have ...
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Modelling a Braking DC Motor Speed Controller

I'm trying to simulate a brushed DC motor. The model comes from the following circuit diagram KVL yields: $$v = Ri + L \frac{di}{dt} + K_b \omega_m$$ My rudimentary understanding of speed ...
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Three phase motor driver DC link, DC bus capacitor values

I am designing a motor driver for a three phase brushless motor and have been looking for a capacitor value for the DC bus of this circuit (C1). Most of what I have found when researching deals with ...
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How to increase the speed of a specific AC motor

Here are details of this project: The motor being used is a 2 phase Slo-Syn model SS400 (1/4 HP). The motor has two 120V windings that are physically 90 degrees to one another. It is operated by ...
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How can I get/calculate simulink bldc parameters

I tried to get the parameters for a bldc simulation https://de.mathworks.com/help/physmod/sps/ref/brushlessdcmotor.html I tried to find a similar motor to the I need (500 W, 20-25 Nm, geared bldc) ...
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how to choose/design a capacitor value for surge current(for protection) for DC brush motor?

I am driving a DC BRUSH Motor at 30.V.D.C and the current is 300 Millie ampere, it is powered by L.M.317 I.C .My sir is suggesting to provide a capacitor as a protection form surge/peak current ...
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Noise in BLDC motor with 32kHz PWM

I built a controller with FOC for BLDC motors and it works well for most motors I tested so far, but as it comes to motors with low resistance and inductance, I hear a noise, that sounds like water in ...
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Half Bridge motor braking

I have a motor that only runs in one direction. I currently use a fqp30n06L logic level MOSFET to control the motor. Once the MOSFET gate is grounded, the motor does stop but it freewheels. I also ...
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AC/DC Motor Running in the wrong direction

So I have a floor buffer that has 115v AC motor on it. Recently the motor seems to be running in the wrong direction so that the driver flies off of it. I have replaced both rectifier bridges and the ...
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Control servo with 4 wires with Blynk

im a beginner in coding and I was wondering if I could control an old servo using the Blynk app. I want to control the direction, so it can unroll the screen up and down. We opened the servo to look ...
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My BLDC motor is stuttering and I have no idea why

I'm driving 2 BLDC motors with two ESCs, the motors and the ESCs are powered by an external LiPo battery and the Arduino is powered via usb. The motors work with pulses between 1000 and 2000 ...
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Capacitor to reduce initial voltage drop when starting winch?

I have a solar panel charge controller with a load terminal that disconnects when the battery (12V car battery) goes below a certain voltage (9V). I have connected a winch which draws a maximum of 15A ...
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How can I do quicker sensorless FOC startup?

In my current implementation of sensorless foc startup I run the motor open loop using a constant current for a preset time and then try to close the loop. Currently I'm able to do this within 400ms ...
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Describe this type of rotor from a three phase induction motor?

After CNC machining the rotor, to expose the outer surface of the silicon iron, this proves to be exactly the same as the inner surface was (the one facing the core).Just plain electric iron rings ...
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Is it possible to control 3 DC motors (12V, 5A) with a single driver (BTS7960-43A) if the motors should rotate 1 at a time?

I have to use 3 DC motors in a project, each of them are 12V-5A, controlled by Arduino. At any given point, only one motor will be operating. So I want to avoid 3 separate drivers for 3 motors. ...
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Does an HEV Genset need a controller?

I am part of a team at school that designs and builds a hybrid electric vehicle. We have chosen to use a series hybrid configuration, so we will be using a motor as a generator to charge lithium ...
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Flyback diodes for motors wired in parallel

When driving two DC motors wired in parallel, do they each require their own flyback diode or can they share a single diode?
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Two-quadrant sinusoidal (3-phase) PWM generation

I have a true sinusoidal BLDC driver, PWM of which works in Bi-polar, Complementary mode. I have to make it Uni-polar independent or Bi-polar independent, so the operation to become two-quadrant ...
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help understanding ba5954fp sled motor driver application circuit from datasheet

i'm trying to drive a sled motor (bipolar, 4 wires) using the IC BA595FP i found in the datasheet this application circuit: i'm not very familiar with the terminologie of datasheets, so i have the ...
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What are the advantages of controlling an ac pm motor in abc or qd0 reference frame?

let's refer to the following (vector) control schemes: Qd0 is the synchronous reference frame, with d alligned to the pm magnetic field. the system is balanced and symmetric (so no 0 component). the ...
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Purpose of resistors from phase to phase on 480V motor

I have inherited a project with a motor circuit that I cannot figure out the purpose of some resistors. It was initially designed for operation in Europe at 400V 50Hz. Since it is operating here in ...
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Is this motor suitable for my project?

i have a project which have 4 18volt DC motors, each motor rotate a screw which is 8mm and pitch 1.25mm and 200mm length vertically, load connected via nut in screw, every motor has 3.5 KG load and ...
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AC relay switch-off optimum phase?

I have a circuit which turns a 230V 50hz AC motor on and off by use of a relay. I've tried to arrange it so that the relay would be turned off when the current through the motor is zero. Of course, ...
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AC Motor operating region

I've been using an ABB IRB 2400 robotic arm to gain experimental data and write a report based on the data. I found that when I operated it at different speeds for pre-programmed paths, I got a ...
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How much has the power density of electrical motors and generators changed in recent decades?

I would like to know how much lighter (if at all) a matched combination of an electrical motor and generator with a given power output would be today, compared to a similarly powerful combination ...
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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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Old variable speed AC motor wiring

As a disclaimer, I have a little electronics knowledge, but I'm no expert. I've been given an old 1940's Hunter fan and I'm working on fixing it up. I took the base apart and wiring is pretty bad - ...
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L298N shield gives relatively low ouput voltage and current

I am using a L298N shield together with an Arduino to drive a 42mm 2 phases bipolar stepper motor. The driving voltage for the motor is 12V and the logic voltage for Arduino and the L298N shield is 5V....