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Type of Motor : hub motor vs outrunner

  1. Aug 4, 2013 #1
    Dear Experts

    I am thinking that an electric hub motor is the same type of AC motor as a regular Outrunner motor.

    1. Both are using 3 phase ac current.
    2. Both have 3 power lines.
    3. Both are Brushless.

    So, while they look slightly different, I like to confirm that both are basically the same types of AC motors commutated electronically.

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  3. Aug 4, 2013 #2


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    This Wiki link seems to suggest that there is very little difference in principle.
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