Electric Motors
Second Edition
by Jim Cox

150 x 210mm

Published by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England


ISBN 978-1-85486-246-4

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Extract from back cover of book:

This book deals with principles and characteristics of the wide range of motor types likely to be useful in small engineering workshop aplications. It also covers matters such as speed control, electric braking, generators, installation and safety aspects - everything, in fact, of practical value to the small workshop user.

In the years since the publication of the first edition, the book has become a well established reference source for users to dip into when more information is needed on how motors behave both in standard usage and also in less common aplications.

In this time a lot has happened in the field of motor design. This second edition now contains updated information covering both these later developments in motor types and control systems. A major section is devoted to the characteristics and installtion of Variable Frequency Drive units (VFDs). It also covers the operating differences between North American and European power systems.

About the Author: Jim Cox was Chief Engineer of a well-known electronics company and spent his working life closely involved with electronic and electro-mechanical equipment. He has been a keen model engineer for many years and is well aware of both the needs of small engineering workshops and the capability of their owners.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Metric


Foreword - Safety

Chapter 1: A few basics

Chapter 2: Induction motors

Chapter 3: Variable Frequency Drives & 3 Phase Operation

Chapter 4: Commutator motors

Chapter 5: Stepper motors

Chapter 6: Speed control and electric braking

Chapter 7: Generators

Chapter 8: Installation and protection

Chapter 9: Identifying and using scrap motors

Chapter 10: Test equipment