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AC Induction Motors

Learning Objectives

  • Identify two main categories of AC induction motors
  • List the basic components of an AC induction motor and their functions
  • Discuss the operating characteristics of single-phase AC induction motors
  • Compare the design and function of the following pairs of motors:
    • A single-phase AC induction motor and a three-phase AC induction motor
    • A standard three-phase motor and a wound rotor, three-phase motor
    • A standard squirrel-cage, three-phase induction motor and a three-phase, wound rotor AC induction motor

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60 Minutes

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of several different types of AC induction motors.