synchronous motor


Definition of synchronous motor 

: an electric motor having a speed strictly proportional to the frequency of the operating current

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Like the Bolt and Leaf, the Kona EV is front-wheel drive, with a 201hp (150kW), 291lb-ft (395Nm) permanent magnet synchronous motor coupled to a single-speed reduction gear. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The new 2019 Hyundai Kona EV is a clever little electric crossover," 24 Oct. 2018 Propelled by electromagnetic linear synchronous motors, Electric Eel starts out with a forward-backward-forward launch before ascending to a signature upside down twist 15 stories in the sky. Brady Macdonald,, "SeaWorld’s Electric Eel coaster squeezes a lot of excitement into a tight space," 10 May 2018 About halfway through the ride, the train momentarily comes to a stop until linear synchronous motors launch it from 0 to 47 mph in 3 seconds. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Silver Dollar City's Time Traveler coaster review," 1 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of synchronous motor

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of synchronous motor was in 1897

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