electric motor

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electric motor

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(Electrical Engineering) a device that converts electrical energy to mechanical torque
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Noun1.electric motor - a motor that converts electricity to mechanical workelectric motor - a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
armature - coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field
brush - conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
electric drill - a rotating power drill powered by an electric motor
drum sander, electric sander, sander, smoother - a power tool used for sanding wood; an endless loop of sandpaper is moved at high speed by an electric motor
electric clock - a clock using a small electric motor
electric fan, blower - a fan run by an electric motor
electric hammer - a hammer driven by electric motor
electric locomotive - a locomotive that is powered by an electric motor
electric mixer - a food mixer powered by an electric motor
electric refrigerator, fridge - a refrigerator in which the coolant is pumped around by an electric motor
electric toothbrush - a toothbrush with an electric motor in the handle that vibrates the head of the brush
electric typewriter - a typewriter powered by an electric motor
field magnet - a magnet that provides a magnetic field in a dynamo or electric motor
motor - machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
rotor, rotor coil - the rotating armature of a motor or generator
self-starter - an electric starting motor that automatically starts an internal-combustion engine
starter, starter motor, starting motor - an electric motor for starting an engine
stator, stator coil - mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
synchronous motor - electric motor in which the speed of rotation is proportional to the frequency of the A.C. power
trackless trolley, trolley coach, trolleybus - a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires
wiper motor - electric motor that moves the windshield wiper
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Typical electrical vehicles are currently hybrids: They feature an internal combustion powerplant as well as a power electronics inverter/converter assembly that joins power conversion duties between the main direct current battery and the alternating current motor.
in comparison with other existing models stands out, as does its alternating current motor, which boasts a maximum 95 horsepower.
GE's latest locomotives' price has not been disclosed but it is know the fleet is equipped with an alternating current motor which uses up to 17 percent less fuel and reduces emissions by approximately 70 percent, compared to the direct current motors used commonly by transportation firms, GE said.
While the direct current motor had been invented earlier, the alternating current motor (invented by Nikola Tesla in 1888) displaced the DC motor.
The ability of alternating current motor drives to match power with load promises a fast way to reduce energy use and emissions.
Fernstrom points out that engineers usually will specify an alternating current motor that is 10 percent to 15 percent larger than the load required to run the pump.
In 1888 he invented the alternating current motor, one of his most important contributions.

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