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Plugging an Induction Motor

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2 Author(s)
Beck, Charles D. ; General Electric Company ; Rhudy, Ralph G.

Plug stopping a low-inertia squirrel-cage induction motor can provide a very quick stop, but the motor draws high peak currents from the power system and delivers high transient torques to the driven machinery. This engineering phenomena is well documented, yet the potential pitfalls of plugging applications are often not appreciated. The induction motor is so widely used in industry that a review of its plugging characteristics may be useful.

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Industry and General Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:IGA-6 ,  Issue: 1 )