TITLE

Motor and drive compatibility: A must

AUTHOR(S)
Lindhorst, Paul K.
PUB. DATE
June 1998
SOURCE
EC&M Electrical Construction & Maintenance;Jun98, Vol. 97 Issue 6, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes variable frequency drives (VFDs) and how it can improve electric motor performance. Need for motor and drive compatibility in order to prevent motore failure; Winding stresses and bearing failures as a result of incompatible systems; Effect of the rise time at the motor on the distribution of voltage; Importance of knowing the peak voltage at the motor. INSET: Possible solutions..
ACCESSION #
766353

 

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