Electric Motors in the Home Workshop
by Jim Cox

150 x 210mm

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England


ISBN 978-1-85486-133-7


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Extract from back cover of book:

The author's earlier book Electric Motors (Workshop Practice Series No. 16) described the basic principles of operation and methods of application of the wide range of motor types likely to be encountered in small scale engineering.

This book provides additional information about popular workshop applications for motors. Detailed advice is given on how to identify and make good use of discarded and surplus motors from both domestic and industrial sources and also how to operate three phase motors from single phase supplies. Examples are given of actual workshop applications and conversions, and on battery supplies for the use of motors in mobile projects.

About the Author: Keen model engineer Jim Cox was chief engineer of a well-known electronics company and spent most of his working life closely involved with both electronic and electromechanical equipment which used a wide range of electric motor types.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial



Foreword - Safety

Chapter 1 - Single-phase induction motors

Chapter 2 - Three-phase induction motors

Chapter 3 - Commutator motors

Chapter 4 - Overhaul and reconditioning

Chapter 5 - Speed control

Chapter 6 - Mobile power

Chapter 7 - Battery power supplies

Chapter 8 - Associated components and test gear

Chapter 9 - Some typical workshop applications

Appendix 1 - Converting three-terminal three-phase motors
Appendix 2 - Motor power rating
Appendix 3 - Demagnetisation and remagnetisation
Appendix 4 - Motor terminology
Appendix 5 - Component suppliers