Adjustable-speed single-phase induction motor drive

M. R. Correa, C. B. Jacobina, A. M.N. Lima, E. R.C. Da Silva

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This paper investigates the performance of adjustable-speed drive systems based on start-capacitor (SC) and split-phase capacitor (SPC) single-phase motors. It is demonstrated that operating single-phase motors in two-phase mode contributes to increase the motor torque, reduces the torque pulsation and provides smooth start-up currents. Simulation results for SC and SPC motor as well as experimental results for an adjustable-speed drive based on a SC motor are presented and demonstrate the performance, correctness and feasibility of the proposed solution.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expositions - Dallas, TC, United States
Duration: 10 Mar 200214 Mar 2002


Conference17th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expositions
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDallas, TC


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