Electric Motors

An electric motor is a device that transforms electrical power into mechanical power by converting mechanical energy to electrical energy. Most electric motors work by the combined action of the main motor’s magnetism and electrical current in a series winding to produce mechanical force from the main shaft’s rotor. These motors are sometimes called electric propellers and are employed to turn various machinery like lawnmowers and generators.


An electric motor works by the act of a magnet turning its magnetic field. This is used to produce mechanical energy that is then converted into electrical energy which can be used to run the machinery. The basic concept of how an electric motor works is similar to that of the process of an engine in that the rotation of the magnetic field results in a mechanical energy being transformed into electricity. However, an electric motor has many more advantages than just the energy it produces. Electric motors are much quieter than a petrol engine and are also much less dangerous than a petrol engine. It is also much safer for the environment because most of the carbon dioxide emissions come from the tailpipe.

Modern day motor manufacturing methods have produced many varieties of motor, some of which were originally designed for use in aircraft. This type of motor can be used in a variety of different applications. They are used in most modern vehicles. Electric motors are also used in remote control vehicles and in some cases in boats.

There are three basic types of electric motor that are generally used. They are the DC, AC and the Permanent magnet motor. Each of these types of motor has its own distinct characteristics. When purchasing an electric motor one should ensure that it will work with the vehicle they want to use the engine in.

AC drives are one of the most common electric motor types used. AC drives are usually very large turbines, which have no moving parts. They are used primarily for purposes such as powering small home appliances such as heaters and towing vehicles. A DC motor is also referred to as a brushless motor. The major disadvantage of this type of motor is that it produces little or no torque.

A Permanent magnet motor has its advantages because it has the ability to create torque at a lower RPM than its AC counterparts. This is done through a magnetic field. These motors produce much more torque and are typically much larger than AC drives. They are the most powerful motor types available for use in applications that need high torque. For example; in marine applications or in small engines.