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Motors and Motor Control Systems


Course Description

This course will review basic motor theory and operation of all types of AC and DC motors.  We will review the electrical characteristics and connections of motors. We will review principles of single phase AC motors and three phase AC motors. The operation of the types of AC motors, starting and running. We will review DC motors series, shunt and brushless motors. The course will cover NEMA design types, motor enclosures, frame, insulation types, and lock rotor codes. We will review the NEC application of motors, and motor controllers in Article 430.  Understanding the function of control equipment of motor starters, contactors, relays, timing circuits, voltage monitors, phase monitors and setting of these devices.


Course Material on CD

Presentation in Power Point


Course Outline 

  • Introduction
  • Electrical Characteristics and Connections
    • Voltage
    • Phase
    • Current
    • Frequency
    • Horsepower
    • Speeds
  • Electric Motor History and Principles
    • Motor theory
      • Magnetics
      • Inductance
      • Capacitance
    • Parts
      • Stator
      • Rotor
      • Winding Types
      • Terminal markings and connections
  • Major Motor Types
    • AC Single Phase
      • Shaded pole
      • split phase
      • capacitor start induction run
      • capacitor start capacitor
      • permanent split capacitance
    • AC Polyphase
      • squirrel-cage induction motor
      • wound rotor induction motor
      • synchronous motor.
    • Direct Current (DC)
      • Shunt
      • Series
      • bushless
  • Design Characteristics
    • Torque
    • Insulation Types
    • Frame
    • Type of starting on motors
      • Starters
      • Contactors
      • Relays
    • Phase Monitors
      • Effects of voltage unbalance


Course Objectives

This course should help qualified individual understand AC and DC motor theory.  The course will provide the knowledge of the operation and characteristics of motors and motor controls.  Understanding the types of motor design, insulation class, and their applications.   The course is design to explain the operations of overloads, motor protection and basic troubleshooting on motors and motor circuits.  How to properly set the control equipment for operations and protection of motors.


Credit Hours

8 Hours