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Simply put, an electric motor
converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. This is achieved by the principle of electromagnetic
induction. Electromagnetic induction is the principle that a current carrying conductor, when placed in a magnetic field will have a force
exerted on the conductor proportional to the current flowing and the strength of the magnetic field. The basic principles of electromagnetic
induction were discovered in the early 1800's by Oersted, Gauss and Faraday. However, it was Tesla who was able to take motor technology to the
next level in the late 1800's and revamped the manufacture of motors as well. Tesla was able to successfully garner 900 patents in the
electrical field that had relevance for motor applications.
The working parts of a basic electric motor include:
Note: Please note that the larger number of field coils used the smoother the motor will run.
- Field Poles