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Construction Of DC Motor

Jul 10, 2017

A DC motor like we all know is a device that deals in the conversion of electrical energy to mechanical energy and this is essentially brought about by two major parts required for the construction of DC motor, namely.

Stator – The static part that houses the field windings and receives the supply and,

Rotor – The rotating part that brings about the mechanical rotations.

Other than that there are several subsidiary parts namely the

l  Yoke of DC motor.

l  Poles of DC motor.

l  Field winding of DC motor.

l  Armature winding of DC motor.

l  Commutator of DC motor.

l  Brushes of DC motor.

A permanent magnet is positioned around a loop of wire that is connected to a D.C. power source. The ends of the wire loop are connected to a set of contacts called the commutator, which rubs against a set of conductors called the brushes. The brushes make electrical contact with the commutator as it spins, and are connected to the positive and negative leads of the power source, allowing electricity to flow through the loop. The electricity flowing through the loop creates a magnetic field that interacts with the magnetic field of the permanent magnet to make the loop spin. 

DC motors consist of rotor-mounted windings (armature) and stationary windings (field poles). In all DC motors, except permanent magnet motors, current must be conducted to the armature windings by passing current through carbon brushes that slide over a set of copper surfaces called a commutator, which is mounted on the rotor. The commutator bars are soldered to armature coils. The brush/commutator combination makes a sliding switch that energizes particular portions of the armature, based on the position of the rotor. This process creates north and south magnetic poles on the rotor that are attracted to or repelled by north and south poles on the stator, which are formed by passing direct current through the field windings.