- A brushless synchronous motor that 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 that enables rotation. Reluctance motors are comparatively robust and efficient, and can be used when very high ambient temperatures are present. Its abbreviation is VR motor. Also called reluctance motor, or switched-reluctance motor.
- abbreviationVR motor