Split Phase

Split-phase motors are inexpensive and are commonly used for easy-to-start loads. The starting current may be as high as seven times the operating current, depending on the load. They are very popular for powering fans, centrifugal pumps, and other

FIGURE 28.4. Common types of electric motors.

applications where the load increases as the speed increases. The common sizes are 1/6 to 3/4 horsepower.

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