Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 25, 2015 #2

    Nidum

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    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 .
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook