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Magnet and Motors?

  1. Nov 8, 2009 #1
    What would happen if you were two create something like in the photo. Magnetic-Double-Motor.jpg

    Lets just say that the magnets on the right are on the axle that's connected with motor. While the other magnets to right are on an axle. Would the magnets on the motor drive the other one?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 8, 2009 #2
    Yes, in the same way that in a polyphase motor, salient poles on synchronous motor armatures phase-lock with the rotating magnetic field from the stator. Read up on ac motor design.
    Bob S
  4. Nov 8, 2009 #3
    They could, but for what purpose? You will have various losses in the system. It would be more efficient to gear a motor directly to an axle.
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