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Using a Servo motor as load on a system

  1. Jan 19, 2016 #1
    Can a Servo motor (or any electric motor) be used as a load on a system ? meaning can it reprisent for example a certain dead weight ?

    If we had a motor driving some gears connected to the shaft of the motor, In order to apply a certain load on the system could i put another motor on the other end ? will that burn the motor ? how would the load be applied should the second motor receive current ? or run in reverse ?
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  3. Jan 19, 2016 #2


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    Google Dynamometers and then Electric Dynamometers .

    See also Brake Motors .

    Have a good read and come back with any questions .
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