This book is in many ways a good effort. It is detailed and explores some unusual motor configurations. The first third is about various designs of electric motor and most of the rest is about controllers, with a shortish section at the end about electric vehicles and discussion of hyperflywheels, cold fusion and the like.
The main problem for me was that it was dated. There was no mention of IGBTs for example and in the (brief) discussion of Electric Vehicle batteries, no mention of Nickel metal-hydride batteries. Lithium batteries were only mentioned as little more than a research project.
The other thing I struggled with was that the text was poor at explaining principles: a few paragraphs of description, then it would slap a circuit diagram in front of you. I would recommend Austin Hughes' book
Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications
as a better written and far more up to date alternative
Electric Motors and Control Techniques (英語) ペーパーバック – 1994/2/1
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- 出版社 : Tab Books; 第2版 (1994/2/1)
- 発売日 : 1994/2/1
- 言語: : 英語
- ペーパーバック : 304ページ
- ISBN-10 : 0070240124
- ISBN-13 : 978-0070240124
- 寸法 : 18.54 x 1.55 x 23.37 cm
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 701,144位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
This is the book for anybody who works with motors and speed controllers(as i do).It will help you understand how they work by using lots of different circuit diagrams,also it explains the differences between all types of ac&dc motors, induction,synchronous,slip ring,squirrel cage,capacitor run and so on..