Motors and Drives: AC Induction Motor--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 2 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different components that make up a standard ac motor; a standard squirrel cage motor is highlighted.

AC Induction

  • Advantage - Simple, Low cost, reliable, low maintenance

  • Disadvantage - Expensive speed control, poor low-speed, poor positioning

  • How it works

    • Components

      • Rotor

      • Stator

      • JBox

    • Wiring

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