Phase resistance BLDC motor

1. Jun 10, 2015

Trainee28

Hello,

I have a three phase BLDC motor and I am trying to figure out its phase resistance. I have acquired the three-phase voltages and three-phase line currents of this motor. The voltage is in trapezoidal form whereas the current is in rectangular form

My question is: how can I find out the phase resistance with these two datas? Do I have to calculate the rms value of these two voltage and current waveform and then just apply the ohm's law V=RI, or is there anything else to take into account?

2. Jun 10, 2015

Hesch

When you look at the voltage form (trapezodial), you are looking at the back-emf of the motor. The current has a rectangular form, because the driver switches the phase current off at some electrical angle intervals.

The diagram shows a Y-coupled BLDC motor. The green wire is the center of the Y.

By an ohm-meter, you can measure the resistance between the phases black-red. Follow the black-green-red wires in diagram and you will see that you have measured two sets of phase-coils, so dividing your measured value by two, you must find the phase resistance.

If you want to dimension some driver, you must regard the phase-to-phase resistance, because that's what your driver will "see".

Last edited: Jun 10, 2015