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# Classification of DC Motor

The DC Motor is an electrical machine which converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. The basic principle of working is  based on production of induced emf.  The DC Motors can be classified into following categories.

## Separately Excited DC Motor

The supply to the armature and field windings in separately excited DC Motors is provided separately. The field windings are separately excited through a DC supply source. Therefore, the armature current will not flow through the armature windings.

From the torque current equation of DC Motor we have

Tg = Ka φ Ia

From the above relation we can conclude that the torque is not dependent upon the armature current and can be varied only by varying the field flux.

## Permanent Magnet DC Motor

These types of motors have armature windings as the basic DC motor but will necessarily not have any field windings. The field flux in such motors is produced by the radially magnetized permanent magnet which is mounted on the periphery of the stator core. The relation between the torque and current for permanent magnet DC Motor is as below

Tg = Ka1 Ia

From the above relation we can conclude that the armature supply can be controlled through the torque.

## Self Excited DC Motor

In this type of motors the field windings are connected such that they can be in parallel, series or partially parallel or series. The types of self excited DC Motor are

1)    Shunt motor – In the illustration shown below the field winding is connected in parallel with the armature.

The input current I = Ia + Ish

For field winding, V = IshRsh

For armature, V = Eb + IaRa

Ia = armature current

Ish = shunt field current

V = input voltage

I = Input current

Power Input = Mechanical power + losses in armature + losses in field

VI = Pmech +  Ia2Ra + Ish2Rsh

Pmech = VI – VIsh – = Ia2Ra

= V(I – Ish) – Ia2Ra

= VIa – = Ia2Rsh = (V – IaRa)Ia

Pmech = EaIa

2)    Series motor – In this, the field winding is connected in series with the armature.

I = Ia = Ise

V = Ea + I(Ra + Rse)

Then from above equation

VI = EaI + I2(Ra + Rse)

VI = Pmech + I2 Ra + I2Rse

Pmech = Ea I

3)    Compound Motor – It is a type of dc motor which has both shunt and series field windings.

V = Ea ± Ia (Ra + Rse)

IL = Ia ± IF

They are basically of 2 types- long shunt and short shunt.

### Short Shunt DC Motor

When the armature winding and shunt field windings are only parallel to each other and to the series field winding. Such types of motors are also called short shunt DC Motors.

### Long Shunt DC Motor

When the armature winding is parallel to shunt field windings and to the series field winding. Such types of motors are also called long shunt DC Motors.