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Understanding rotating frequency converters makes repair easier

  • June 2001
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Chuck Yung
EASA Technical Support Specialist

Member Question: We recently received a rotating frequency converter for repair. It appears to be a wound-rotor motor coupled to an induction motor. The drive motor is not the same speed as the wound-rotor motor. How does this work?

The rotating frequency converter is exactly as you describe. Usually the drive motor has fewer poles than the wound-rotor motor, so the wound-rotor motor is driven faster than its synchronous speed to increase the frequency of the output.

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