synchronous motor

noun

Definition of synchronous motor

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The eRockit’s forced-air-cooled brushless permanent magnet synchronous motor boasts 16kW/22 hp of peak power and 5kW/7 hp of continuous power. Popular Science, "Watch a stunt athlete hit the autobahn (hard) on a bike," 5 June 2020 Under the hood lies a 201hp (150kW), 291lb-ft (395Nm) permanent magnet synchronous motor that drives the front wheels. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Another competent Korean car—the Kia Niro EV, reviewed," 11 May 2020 Under the hood—in the same place as the IC engine in conventional Konas, right down to the bolt holes and mounting points—is an AC synchronous motor producing 150 kW (201 hp) and 393 Newton-meters (290 lb-ft) of softly whining torque. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: Good EVs Are No Longer Shocking," 1 Nov. 2018 The all-wheel drive powertrains are almost identical in both, and in normal driving both versions even output the same 460kW (616hp) from two permanent magnet synchronous motor-generator units, located fore and aft of the battery pack. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Everything you wanted to know about Porsche’s new electric car," 4 Sep. 2019 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, sandiegouniontribune.com, "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 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

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First Known Use of synchronous motor

1897, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2020

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“Synchronous motor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synchronous%20motor. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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