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Connections between motor and dynamo

  1. Sep 25, 2015 #1
    Hi everyone,

    I am currently trying to find out if it is possible to make such connection.

    Main supply power up Motor B, Motor B uses its mechanical load to run Dynamo B, Dynamo B generate electricity to power up Motor A.

    Is it possible for such connection? I have made such setup and I realise that Motor A does not have sufficient amount of power to run it. Is there any difference in connection from usual for such connection?
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  3. Sep 25, 2015 #2


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    Having a mains motor to drive a generator to drive another motor was once quite a common arrangement for providing higher power variable speed drives . There are still a few around but electronic motor controllers usually provide a better solution nowadays .

    Look up Ward-Leonard drives .
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