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Product Review: We Have Your Motor Buyer's Guide

By Mark Casilang

How to Choose the Right Motor

Motors can be found practically everywhere. This guide will help you learn the basics of electric motors, available types and how to choose the correct motor. Start by asking: which type should I choose and which specifications matter?

Electric motors convert electrical energy to mechanical energy in order to create motion. Force is generated within the motor through the interaction between a magnetic field and winding alternating (AC) or direct (DC) current. As the strength of a current increases so does the strength of the magnetic field. Keep Ohm's law (V = I*R) in mind; voltage must increase in order to maintain the same current as resistance increases.

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