reluctance motor
  • A brushless synchronous motor that does not utilize a permanent magnet, and which does not have a coil in its rotor. Such a motor has pointed poles in both the stator and rotor, and the coils of the stator are fed the energizing current, which creates a magnetic pulling force that enables rotation. Reluctance motors are comparatively robust and efficient, and can be used when very high ambient temperatures are present. Also called switched-reluctance motor, or variable-reluctance motor.

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