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AC Motors vs DC Motors

There are many differences between AC and DC motors. The most obvious difference is the type of current each motor turns into energy, alternating current in the case of AC motors, and direct current in the case of DC motors. AC motors are known for their increased power output and efficiency, while DC motors are prized for their speed control and output range. AC motors are available in single- or three-phase configurations, while DC motors are always single-phase.

More About AC Motors

In an AC motor, energy comes from magnetic fields generated through coils wrapped around the output shaft. AC motors consist of several parts, including a stator and rotor. AC motors are efficient, durable, quiet and flexible, making them a viable solution for many power generation needs.

The two types of AC motors include:

AC motors are used in a number of applications, including food service pumps, water heaters, lawn and garden equipment and more.

More About DC Motors

The energy used by a DC motor comes from batteries or another generated power source that offers constant voltage. DC motors are made up of several parts, the most notable of which include bearings, shafts and a gearbox or gears. DC motors offer better speed variation and control and produce more torque than AC motors.

The two types of DC motors include:

DC motors are used in a wide range of applications, including electric wheelchairs, handheld sprayers and pumps, coffee machines, off-road equipment and many more.

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