repulsion-start induction motor

repulsion-start induction motor

[ri′pəl·shən ¦stärt in′dək·shən ‚mōd·ər]
(electricity)
An alternating-current motor that starts as a repulsion motor; at a predetermined speed the commutator bars are short-circuited to give the equivalent of a squirrel-cage winding for operation as an induction motor with constant-speed characteristics.