#Electricity

Effect of Voltage Variation on Induction Motor Characteristics

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What is voltage variation? Voltage variation is the deviation of voltage from the rated voltage; NE...

The Difference Between AC and DC Motors

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When choosing a motor for your application, you will come across two different types: AC and DC mot...

What is a VFD, and How Does it Work?

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If you've been around AC electric motors for a while, you've probably heard about Variable Frequency...

DC Motor RPM vs Voltage

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Though the AC induction motor is increasing in popularity, many industries still use DC motors. They...

VFD Regeneration Explained

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At its most basic, an electric motor is essentially an energy conversion device. It takes power from...

How to Size a VFD for a 3-Phase Motor

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With hundreds of electric motor and motor control options on the market, it can be hard to decipher ...

What Types of Motors Can Be Used with VFDs?

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While the AC induction motor was a marvellous invention that forever changed the way we do work, the...

Wiring a Pressure Transducer to a VFD

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In some applications, a simple on/off switch just doesn't quite cut it. You'll find machinery that o...

Running a DC Motor with a Solar Panel

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The purchase price of your electric motor only accounts for a small percentage of the total lifetime...

How to Connect a Capacitor to an AC Motor

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Over the years, electric motors have changed drastically. You can find hundreds of designs on the ma...

Pros and Cons of Electric vs Hydraulic Motors

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Across various industries, you'll find both electric and hydraulic motors in use. In some cases, the...

Drum Reversing Switch Wiring Diagrams

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Drum Reversing Switch for a 5-Lead Single-Phase Motor Download PDF HERE. Drum Reversing Switch for a...

Power Consumption of a 3-Phase vs a Single-Phase Motor

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Of the power you use throughout your day, 90 percent of that is AC power. AC power is an alternating...