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Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: (doi:10.13031/2013.17768) in Electric Motors. Chapter 8 in Fundamentals of Electricity for Agriculture, 3rd edition, 205-248. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2004 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors: Gustafson, Robert J., and Mark T. Morgan
Keywords: Advantages of Electric Motors, AC Motor Principles, Single-Phase Motors, Three-Phase Motors, Motor Terminology and Selection, Measurement of Motor Characterisitics, Motor Protection and Control, Motor Branch Circuits
One of the principal advantages of electrical energy is the ease by which it can be converted to mechanical energy. Over 60% of the electrical energy generated in the U.S. is used by electric motors, according to the Department of Energy. The electric motor is an efficient means of converting electrical energy into mechanical energy. As shown below, efficiency of an electric motor surpasses that of both gasoline and diesel engines.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)