commutator motor

commutator motor

[′käm·yə‚tād·ər ‚mōd·ər]
(electricity)
An electric motor having a commutator.
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Today, the motors that propel electric vehicles on land, through water and in the air are mainly brushless because brushed commutator motors are on the way out.
Information about the motor's rotor position can be supplied to the positioning controller either by the voltage or by an encoder in the case of commutator motors or, for brushless motors, by Hall sensors or an incremental encoder.
Individual chapters are provided concerning permanent magnet DC commutator motors, permanent magnet synchronous motors, DC brushless motors, axial flux motors, high power density brushless motors, brushless motors of special construction, and stepping motors.