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# how to select motor for any project?

what is the formula to choose a motor to lift load? what parameter should have to consider while selecting a motor?

how much power it consume? which is the best motor for project(say to drive a vehicle/car) brushless dc motor or any other?

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5 years ago

A single horse power muscle machine.

Answer 5 years ago

It's OK but the exhaust emmissions!!!!

Answer 5 years ago

LOL

Very true .... but it mostly gets walked off ;-D

5 years ago

All answers totally true, You can also get a long way by looking at similar projects and learning from them. If I tell you I built an electric car with a motor drawing 20 amps at 24 volts and that car could get to 30 MPH on a flat road then you have a pretty good marker that 500 watts will get you 30 MPH if you car performes as well as mine.

5 years ago

Answer 5 years ago

Surely you have to know the load, before you can select the motor !

Answer 5 years ago

OF Course...that is how one comes up with a Speed / Torque to match.Knowing the Load is the Zero "you understood" step !

Given today's induction motors one can reasonably design a speed torque curve by changing deep bar rotor dimensions.

5 years ago

You choose a motor for a job by horsepower, environment, and cost.

Horsepower

Feet pound seconds

How many feet, times how many pounds, times how many seconds equals foot pound seconds.

550 foot pound seconds ft*lb*s = 1 horse power

1 horse power = 746 watts

Watts = amps times volts = P = A*V

Then power supply AC or DC, size, and cost.

Lets face it weight size and added circuitry effects efficacy.

Take the AC DC motor in a power tool it is 1/4 the size and weight of an induction motor the same power, easier to pick up.

So why have Induction motors, they were first called explosion proof motors, without brushes there is no ark to touch off leaking gas. Also brushless motors need fewer repairs making them cheaper to maintain.

Cost is a factor why pay $100 for a motor when a $20 motor will do the same job.

Answer 5 years ago

Sorry I did horsepower wrong.

feet times pounds divided by seconds

ft*lb/s

5 years ago

start by defining the load, what inertia does it possess ? How fast do you want to accelerate it