induction motor


: an alternating-current motor in which torque is produced by the reaction between a varying magnetic field generated in the stator and the current induced in the coils of the rotor

Examples of induction motor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier Tesla cars featured an AC induction motor (hence the hat tip to the motor’s original inventor, Nikola Tesla), which required no rare earth metals. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 2 June 2023 But in 2019, Tesla quietly started abandoning induction motors in the Model S, switching to permanent-magnet synchronous ones, and the Plaid wouldn't have been feasible if that hadn't happened. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 26 Mar. 2023 Forerunner of the famous EV1, the Impact was regarded as the most advanced electric car of its day, thanks to its solid-state power controls, induction motor, and integrated charger. IEEE Spectrum, 11 Mar. 2023 In retrospect at least, maybe their achievements seemed inevitable—someone had to invent the AC induction motor. IEEE Spectrum, 30 June 2014 This bronze Tesla — a statue on the Canadian side — stands atop an induction motor, the type of engine that drove the first hydroelectric power plant. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, 16 Dec. 2022 All-wheel-drive models get a new permanent-magnet rear motor good for 40 horsepower; the previous induction motor wrangled just 7 feeble ponies. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 14 Dec. 2022 Perfect for everything from filling tires to firing nailers, this compressor features an oil-free induction motor for long life and optimum performance. Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 26 Oct. 2022 Electric pressure washers are designed with either a universal motor or an induction motor. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 17 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of induction motor was in 1897

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“Induction motor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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