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DC Drive rating to run DC Shunt Generator

  1. Oct 17, 2016 #1
    What HP of DC Motor is required to run a 2.5 KW DC Shunt Generator?
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  3. Oct 17, 2016 #2


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    You're familiar with conversion of horsepower to kilowatts?
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  5. Oct 20, 2016 #4
    You may need to consider the losses in the motor (its efficiency) while calculating the required motor rating for your generator.
  6. Oct 20, 2016 #5


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    I am curious to know where this is going. What powers the motor and what is the generator powering?
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