AC Motor

Asynchronous Motor (Induction Motor)

This is the most common type of motor used in industry (over 50% of global power consumption is due to induction motors). Invented by Nikola Tesla.


Types of Induction Motor

  1. 1-Phase Induction Motor
  2. 3-Phase Induction Motor

Variable Frequency Drive to control

1-Phase (Single-Phase) Induction Motor

The single-phase induction motor is not self-starting.

  • Shaded pole induction motor → doesn’t need capacitor, but it has really low torque, but its really weak

3-Phase Induction Motor

These are really powerful, but you need 3 phase power. Only available in the US at industrial sites. You can use special speed controllers, than turn 1 phase into 3 phase power.