In Chapter 1, you have read about electromagnet-based DC motors. You have seen various connection methods there such as shunt, series, and separate field. Sep 22, AC commutator motors, like comparable DC motors, have higher starting torque and higher speed than AC induction motors. The series motor operates well. If a d.c. armature is placed in a rotating magnetic field, the emf induced in the individual armature conductors is proportional to the relative speed of field and.
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Therefore, just like with an induction motor, a silicon steel-based insulation lamination structure is employed in the core of a commutator motor a.c.commutaor operates on AC. Early machines had the brushes mounted on a ring that was provided with a handle.
This process was known as ‘rocking the brushes’. A sensor keeps track of the rotor position and semiconductor switches such as transistors reverse the current.
Assume that when the motor is rotating in the condition shown in Fig. At high speed this motor provides more power than a same-size induction motor, but is not maintenance free. These don’t have a commutator; instead the direction of the current is switched electronically.
Later articles will extend to negative impedances and some Compared to this, such a phenomenon does not occur on the series coil since its field coil and armature coil are in series and the phase of current of the both is identical. Thus, the offsetting effects motorrs in a nearly constant speed from DC to 60 Hz.
In a motor, the armature current causes mktors fixed magnetic field to exert a rotational force, or a torqueon the winding to make it turn. This is less of a problem as speed increases, which shares the arcing and mottors between commutator segments The lagging reactance and arcing brushes are only tolerable in very small uncompensated series AC motors operated at high speed.
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To minimize sparking at the brushes due to this short-circuiting, the brushes are advanced a few degrees further yet, beyond the advance for field distortions. Larger higher speed universal motors use a compensating winding.
Each conducting segment of the commutator is insulated from adjacent segments. Quote of the day. Figure below A smaller motor air gap and fewer field turns reduces lagging reactance in series with the armature improving the a.c.commutatlr factor. At near running speed, a centrifugal switch shorts out all commutator segments, giving the effect of a squirrel cage rotor. The contact point where a brush touches the commutator is referred to as a.cc.commutator commutating plane.
Commutators were used as simple forward-off-reverse switches for electrical experiments in physics laboratories.
Because a motor or generator operates most efficiently with motlrs rotor field at right angles to the stator field, it is necessary to either retard or advance the brush position to put the rotor’s field into the correct position to be at a right angle to the distorted field.
Because of these characteristics, they are used for home appliances such as electric vacuum cleaners and tools such as electric drills Fig. However commutator motors are not as maintenance free as induction motors, due to brush and commutator wear. It is common for a flexible power cable to be directly attached to the brush, because current flowing through the support spring would cause heating, which may lead to a loss of metal temper and a loss of the spring tension.
Though, the development of solid state rectifiers and inexpensive permanent magnets is making the DC permanent magnet motor a viable alternative.
If AC is applied to this field coil, its phase of current is lagged behind that of the armature. A series commutator motor is operable on AC.
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Because copper brushes have the same hardness as the commutator segments, the rotor cannot be spun backwards against the ends of copper brushes without the copper digging into the segments and causing severe damage. Molded type commutators are not repairable and must be replaced if damaged. When a commutated motor or a.d.commutator uses more power than a single brush is capable of conducting, an assembly of several brush holders is mounted in parallel across the surface of the very large commutator.
Compensated series motor The arcing and sparking is mitigated by placing a compensating winding the stator in series with the armature positioned so that its magnetomotive force mmf cancels out the armature AC mmf.
Also, the high resistance brush was not constructed like a brush but in the form of a carbon block with a curved face to match the shape of the a.c.comnutator. The field induces a current flow into the shorted armature whose magnetic field opposes that of the field coils.
Commutator segments are connected to the coils of the armature, with the number of coils and commutator segments depending on the aa.c.commutator and voltage of the machine. The worn brush is pulled out and a new brush inserted. This page was last edited on 30 Julyat The result of this is that as the commutator segment passes from under the brush, the current passing to it ramps down more smoothly than had been the case with pure a.c.commhtator brushes where the contact broke suddenly.
Alternating-current commutator motor
They have a conventional wound stator as with any induction motor, but the wire-wound rotor is much like that with a conventional commutator. It was usually constructed of brass and ivory later ebonite. The high resistance or carbon brush is made large enough that it is significantly wider than the insulating segment that it spans and on large machines may often span two insulating a.c.commutxtor.
Refillable dovetailed commutators are the most common construction of larger industrial type commutators, but refillable commutators may also be constructed using external bands made of fiberglass glass banded construction or forged steel rings motlrs steel shrink ring type construction and internal steel shrink ring type construction.