Part 1 - Mastering Motors
Gibbs Guide to Electric
Power Systems Series
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Part 1 - Mastering Motors
Mastering motors is the first of this essential 3-part
series. The guide explains the operation of both brushed
and brushless motors. The two types of brushless motor,
the inrunner and the outrunner, are covered in detail.
This guide is available only as an e-book.
Chapter contents and descriptions:
1: Introduction to Electric Power Systems
2: Electric Power System Terms
3: Introduction to Brushed Motors
4: Introduction to Motor Kv
5: Motor Efficiency and Performance
6: Operating at Higher Voltage
7: Motor Back-EMF
8: Limitations of Brushed Motors
9: Getting the Best from Brushed Motors
10: Controlling Brushed Motors
11: Introduction to brushless Motors
12: Operation and Control of Brushless Motors
13: Brushless Motor Efficiency and Performance
14: Limitations of Brushless Motors
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This operating guide has been produced to supplement
the factory-supplied instructions for power system
components such as motors, ESCs, propellers and
Lipo batteries. All possible care has been taken
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the information within at their own risk and absolve
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