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How Does An Electric Motor Work - October 2016

Jill Scott

The article "How Does An Electric Motor Work" appeared in the October 2016 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
If you’re an electrical engineer you know how an electric motor works; if you aren’t, it can be extremely confusing. Therefore, here’s the simplified explanation (or the “how an electric motor works for dummies” version) of how a four-pole, three-phase AC induction motor works in a car.

Keywords
motors, automotive, basics

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