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 Besides not using any rare earth elements, the motor offers a few other advantages in comparison with permanent-magnet synchronous motors. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Apr. 2024 Projects at Marquette University, Yeungnam University, and Ufa University of Science and Technology have demonstrated advantages of dual-phase materials in permanent magnet synchronous motors and electrical generators. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Mar. 2024 The motors are an evolution of the permanent magnet synchronous motors in the Taycan, with better water cooling, and the inverter uses silicon carbide instead of silicon. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 9 Oct. 2023 Zamperla is adding a new launch system to the ride, something called a linear synchronous motor, powered by magnets. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 1 Aug. 2023 The coaster, the poster said, will feature a 420-foot vertical spike, three linear synchronous motor launches and reach speeds of up to 120 mph, with each launch getting faster and more intense. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2023 That joins forces with a permanent magnet AC synchronous motor providing 111 hp (83 kW) and 152 lb-ft (206 Nm), both of which drive the front wheels, with a combined output of 194 hp (145 kW). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 5 May 2023 The electric componentry consists of a 134-hp synchronous motor that provides an additional 325 pound-feet of torque, drawing on a lithium-ion battery pack with a usable capacity of 23.3 kWh. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, 19 Apr. 2023 So compared to a synchronous motor built with NdFeB magnets, one based on ferrite magnets will be much larger and heavier, much weaker, or some combination of the two. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Mar. 2023

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First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Synchronous motor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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