Lab 1 Electric Motor Test Discussion

Lab 1 Electric Motor Test Discussion - correction but not...

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Discussion Various things change when the load on the motor is increased. As the load reaches a greater value, the efficiency raises to a certain point, and then tapers off to a lower percentage of efficiency. As the load increases the power factor increases, which is the opposite of the speed decreasing as the load increases. The capacitor proved to be the better method of power factor
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Unformatted text preview: correction, but not by a large amount. The motor seemed to operate the most efficiently at a load of 2-2.5 ft*lb. When you operate this motor at a load that requires more than .5hp, you begin to lose efficiency. Also, when you put this larger load on the motor, you also increase the chances of burning up the motor....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BRAE 234 taught by Professor Markzohns during the Spring '11 term at Cal Poly.

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