switched-reluctance motor

Definitions

Electronics

  • A brushless synchronous motor which does not utilize a permanent magnet, and which does not have a coil in its rotor. Such a motor has pointed poles in both the stator and rotor, and the coils of the stator are fed the energizing current, which creates a magnetic pulling force which enables rotation. Reluctance motors are comparatively robust and efficient, and can be used in very high ambient temperatures. Its abbreviation is SR motor. Also called reluctance motor, or variable reluctance motor.
  • abbreviationSR motor
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