breakdown torque

breakdown torque

[′brāk‚dau̇n ‚tȯrk]
(electricity)
The maximum torque that a motor can develop at its rated applied voltage and frequency without an abrupt drop in speed.
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Locked-rotor current, locked-rotor torque, and breakdown torque tests were conducted at 60 hertz and near rated voltage.
NORD says based on decades of industry experience, it implements application-specific motor winding patterns to ensure tough torque characteristics with high breakdown torques.