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Reluctance Motor

A reluctance motor is a type of synchronous motor with a relatively high startup torque.


The reluctance motor uses a stator of distributed winding and a salient-poled squirrel-cage rotor.
At the start, it rotates as an induction motor, and then rotates in sync with the power supply frequency while operating. Its rotating speed differs between 50 Hz and 60 Hz areas. It is also called a reaction motor.

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