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    After reading the latest thread on motors and recalling a lot more of them in the past, I come to the conclusion that I need to do some reading on motors of all sorts. Can anybody suggest either an on-line explanation of motor theory that covers the various types of AD and DC motors or a good book on them? Or really, one of each.

    They should include the basic characteristics as well as basic and advanced power configurations and speed controls.
    Paul A.
    SE Texas

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    I have a couple of them. Electric Motors, Second Edition, by Jim Fox in the Workshop Practice Series, Published by Special Interest Model Books
    Electric Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Second Edition, by Augie Hand, Published by McGraw Hill
    If I keep this up I'll be known as the librarian around here.
    Larry - west coast of Canada

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    • #3
      I have "Electric Motor Repair third edition by Robert Rosenberg and Agust Hand. I find it very informative

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      • #4
        I also have an older copy of "Electric Motor Repair" by Robert Rosenberg, it is pretty much an industry standard, and goes into re-winding also.
        The older copy does not go into P.M. motors but covers wound AC & DC motors thoroughly.
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        Last edited by MaxHeadRoom; 05-06-2013, 12:29 AM.

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        • #5
          I have Electric Motor Repair by Rosenberg as well. The best reference book I have found. Bought an older edition as I wanted one that would cover Repulsion/Induction motors and two phase motors as well. Yes, 2 phase, common in : Camden, NJ; Philly, Pa.; Niagara Falls region, not single phase or three phase.
          On the other hand bought the Audels: Elctric Motor book first, total waste of money, terrible in comparison.
          Last edited by Rosco-P; 05-06-2013, 06:55 AM.

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          • #6
            Why is it so hard to believe the existence of 2 phase power? Most single phase induction motors are 2 phase. The start winding is 90deg out of phase with the run winding. There are also 2 phase steppers and also 5 phase steppers. "Delmar's standard textbook of electricity" was my college textbook in my Power and Machines class. It explains motors pretty well. Also covers phase angle, inductive reactance and capacitive reactance. --Doozer
            Last edited by Doozer; 05-06-2013, 07:09 AM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Doozer View Post
              Why is it so hard to believe the existence of 2 phase power? Most single phase induction motors are 2 phase. The start winding is 90deg out of phase with the run winding. --Doozer
              Don't know the answer to you hypothetical question. However you also live in an area once served by 2 phase power. How many here have heard of two phase power as it once existed?

              How many here have a machine that's run by a two phase motor?

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              • #8
                I have "Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications (3rd Edition)" by Austin Hughes. I feel it is very good.

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                • #10
                  Great responses! Thanks to all.

                  I am compiling a list and will start checking them out to see which I want to buy.

                  Keep them coming.
                  Paul A.
                  SE Texas

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                  • #11
                    I'm a little late to this party, but...

                    An older copy of Rosenberg's text is available for download here:
                    http://campkahler.com/files/Electric...d_Appendix.pdf
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                    • #12
                      I have several books about motors, but the best seems to be Irving Gottlieb's book:
                      http://www.amazon.com/Electric-Motor...rving+gottlieb

                      Another book I purchased some time ago (and paid a lot for) is IMHO not quite as good, but it is nicely illustrated. A lot depends on your own preference, proficiency with mathematics, and personal experience:
                      http://www.amazon.com/All-About-Moto.../dp/140188038X

                      I think some of the best information (as well as the worst) can be found on-line and on YouTube. Also there are excellent technical application notes by Microchip and other companies who are in the motor control IC business.
                      http://www.microchip.com/pagehandler.../motorcontrol/

                      They also have some good videos, such as the following on FOC of ACIMs:
                      http://www.microchip.com/webinars.mi...cName=en542813
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                      • #13
                        Wow, resurrected thread.

                        Thanks for the additional references. I shall look into them.
                        Paul A.
                        SE Texas

                        Make it fit.
                        You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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                        • #14
                          Rosenberg and Hand is my favorite. Next is "Rotating Electric Machinery and Transformer Technology" by Donald Richardson. Rotating phase converters are covered (somewhat) and autotransformer phase converters are covered a bit, too. Available used, reasonably priced. (Abebooks.com is a good site to buy through, as is bookfinder.com). I may even have a spare copy around here somewhere.

                          Neil

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