synchronous motor

noun

Definition of synchronous motor

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

Examples of synchronous motor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the rear is a permanently excited synchronous motor that does most of the work where possible. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 25 July 2022 It is fitted with an asynchronous motor at the front axle and a synchronous motor at the rear. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, 24 May 2022 For qualifying, the battery can output a maximum of 985 hp (735 kW), sent to a permanently excited synchronous motor at each axle. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 16 May 2022 In this configuration, the AC synchronous motor generates 238 hp (177 kW) and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 23 Mar. 2022 The longer-range rear-wheel drive Ioniq 5 starts at $46,650 and is propelled by a single 168 kW (225 hp), 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) permanent-magnet synchronous motor. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 16 Dec. 2021 The sub-platter has a low-vibration drive belt, driven by a synchronous motor, powered directly from mains electricity for maximum stability. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 25 Sep. 2021 The car will also be sold with two power outputs for its electrically excited synchronous motor, which has already been seen in the Nissan Leaf: 128 and 215 horsepower (with torque figures of 184 and 221 pound-feet). Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 8 Sep. 2021 With just the one permanent-magnet synchronous motor, the 450+ glides to 60 mph in a stately 5.9 seconds. Dan Neil, WSJ, 23 July 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

8 Aug 2022

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“Synchronous motor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synchronous%20motor. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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