Electrical machines starter system

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Electrical machines starter system



Suitable for:

  • Unit 15 of the BTEC National award in Engineering: Electrical machines

  • Unit 31 of BTEC Higher National: Electrical systems and fault finding

  • Unit 21 of BTEC Higher National: Electrical machines

  • Unit 43 of BTEC Higher National: Further machines and drives

  • Unit 45 of BTEC Higher National: Industrial systems


  • City and Guilds 8202 level 3



This starter system allows students to understand the basics of DC machines.  A power supply, controlled via one of our MIAC controllers is the main control unit for the system. Students can use the equipment to understand the basic principles of DC machines and their speed/torque/power characteristics.

A full student manual is available.

Learning objectives/experiments

  • DC machine construction
  • Basic DC machines, torque characteristics and efficiency
  • Varying DC machine speed with voltage
  • DC machines with wound stators
  • Compound DC machines
  • DC motors as dynamos
  • Swinging arm dynamometer and torque measurement
  • The link between HP, watts and joules
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