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Homework Help: Nonlinear load

  1. May 21, 2017 #1
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    Would a switched reluctance motor be described as a non linear load?

    Since it is switched on and off rapidly to turn the rotor, does that make it non linear?
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  3. May 21, 2017 #2


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    To determine if a relationship between two variables is linear you first have to know what two variables you are interested in.

    A switched reluctance motor is a type of stepper motor so are you interested in the relationship between the number of pulses applied and the output position? Perhaps compare and contrast a switched reluctance motor with an induction motor.
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