Conrad, Albert G. Formerly, College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Polyphase Induction Motors
- Squirrel-cage rotor
- Wound rotor
- Single-Phase Induction Motors
- Split-phase motor
- Capacitor motor
- Shaded-pole motor
- Linear motor
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An alternating-current motor in which the currents in the secondary winding (usually the rotor) are created solely by induction. These currents result from voltages induced in the secondary by the magnetic field of the primary winding (usually the stator). An induction motor operates slightly below synchronous speed and is sometimes called an asynchronous (meaning not synchronous) motor.
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