ELEC2100 Motor and Motor Controllers

This course covers the characteristics of D.C., A.C. and stepper motors. Controller operation for these motors is also covered. Motor generators sets are used to study conversion of mechanical energy to electrical energy.




ELEC1250 and ELEC1300 or equivalent

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Explain direct current motors and their characteristics
Explain direct current motor controllers
Explain the alternating current motor characteristics
Explain split-phase terminal characteristics
Determine the Error Free Start Stop (EFSS) and slew rate characteristics of motors
Analyze single-phase, two phase and half step controllers
Examine the functions of separately excited shunt generator
Examine self-excited compound generators under variable rpm and load characteristics

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details