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Running DC motor at higher than rated speeds

  1. Nov 23, 2013 #1
    I had this power electronics lab experiment where we control the speed of a separately excited dc motor using thyristors. The dc motor is rated at 1500 RPM but we do get readings where the speed is above 2500 RPM. How is that possible?

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  3. Nov 23, 2013 #2


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    Without a load a DC motor will run at a speed determined by the average voltage provided. The motor speed specification also specified voltage and load. You have changed the voltage or load from those specified for that RPM.
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