from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a motor or dynamo in which the armature circuit and the field circuit are connected in series with the external circuit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting dynamos or motors wound in series, or so that the wire of the field-magnets forms a part of the armature and exterior circuit. See electric machine, under electric.
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Why is a series-wound motor not suitable for driving a drilling machine?
As a drive motor for vehicles, the series-wound motor is particularly suitable.
The speeds are plotted as abscissae, and the electrical work absorbed in watts divided by 746 as ordinates; then with a series-wound motor we obtain the curve, EE.
There are two steel-clad series-wound motors of 36 B.H.P. For a test load of 120 tons the tractive force is 70 lb per ton, which is sufficient for acceleration, and maintaining speed against wind pressure.
In the "series-wound" machine the whole of the current generated in the armature also goes through the coils of the field magnets.
Of particular relevance to Anstee and Ware was the fact that the lower impedance of series-wound armatures, as found in traction motors, makes accurate surge testing of these coils difficult through normal equipment.
One caution when going electric - make sure that if you get a series-wound brush motor that your setup can't over-speed.
Dr. David Delman's DeLorean uses thirteen 12V lead-acid batteries which drive a series-wound nine-inch DC electric motor that's mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
For high-traction applications with full-size trucks, I’m partial to series-wound motors.
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