Electric Motors
2nd Edition
Workshop Practice Series, No. 16

By Jim Cox
December 2006
Special Interest Model Books
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781854862464
152 Pages, Illustrated, 6" x 8 1/4"
$22.95 paper original

This book deals with principles and characteristics of the wide range of motor types likely to be useful in small engineering workshop applications. It also covers matters such as speed control, electric braking, generators, installation and safety aspects - everything, in fact, of practical value to the small workshop user.

In the years since the publication of the first edition, the book has become a well established reference source for users to dip into when more information is needed on how motors behave both in standard usage and also in less common applications.

In this time a lot has happened in the field of motor design. This second edition now contains updated information covering both these later developments in motor types and their control systems. A major section is devoted to the characteristics and installation of Variable Frequency Drive units (VFDs). It also covers the operating differences between North American and European power systems.

The author, Jim Cox, was Chief Engineer of a well-known electronics company and spent his working life closely involved with electronic and electro-mechanical equipment. He has been a keen model engineer for many years and is well aware of both the needs of small engineering workshops and the capability of their owners. He is also known as a familiar contributor to Internet News Groups under his "pentagrid" signature.


WORKSHOP PRACTICE SERIES from Special Interest Model Books
1. Hardening, Tempering & Heat Treatment - Tubal Cain
2. Vertical Milling in the Home Workshop - Arnold Throp
3. Screwcutting in the Lathe - Martin Cleeve
4. Foundrywork for the Amateur - B.Terry Aspin
5. Milling Operations in the Lathe - Tubal Cain
6. Measuring & Marking Metals - Ivan Law
7. The Art of Welding - W.A.Vause
8. Sheet Metal Work - R.E.Wakeford
9. Soldering & Brazing - Tubal Cain
10. Saws & Sawing - Ian Bradley
11. Electroplating - J.Poyner
12. Drills, Taps & Dies - Tubal Cain
13. Workshop Drawing - Tubal Cain
14. Making Small Workshop Tools - Stan Bray
15. Workholding in the Lathe - Tubal Cain
16. Electric Motors - Jim Cox
17. Gears & Gear Cutting - Ivan Law
18. Basic Benchwork - Les Oldridge
19. Spring Design & Manufacture - Tubal Cain
20. Metalwork & Machining Hints & Tips - Ian Bradley
21. Adhesives & Sealants - David Lammas
22. Workshop Electrics - Alex Weiss
23. Workshop Construction - !
Jim Forrest & Peter Jennings
24. Electric Motors in the Home Workshop - Jim Cox
25. The Backyard Foundry - B.Terry Aspin
26. Home Workshop Hints & Tips Edited by Vic Smeed
27. Spindles - Harprit Sandhu
28. Simple Workshop Devices - Tubal Cain
29. CAD for Model Engineers - D.A.G.Brown
30. Workshop Materials - Alex Weiss
31. Useful Workshop Tools - Stan Bray
32. Unimat III Lathe Accessories - Bob Loader
33. Making Clocks - Stan Bray
34. Lathework: A Complete Course - Harold Hall
35. Milling: A Complete Course - Harold Hall
36. Photo Etching - Brian King
37. Dividing - Harold Hall

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