A universal motor is a special type of motor which is designed to run either on DC or single phase AC supply. Universal Motors are so named because they can run both on AC as well as DC. A universal motor has a high starting torque and variable speed characteristics.
Which motor is referred to as universal motor?
This is a type of AC commutator motor. Although mainly used on single-phase AC, it rotates on both AC and DC power. It is also called a “universal motor” or “commutator motor”. Its major applications are electric vacuum cleaners, power tools, and juicers.
What is the difference between universal motor and DC motor?
The DC motor is an electric spinning electric machine type that transforms direct electrical current energy into mechanical energy while the universal motor is a type of electric motor that can work with either AC or DC power to produce its magnetic field using an electromagnet as its stator.
Which is the application of Universal Motors?
There are various applications where universal motors are used, such as power drills, wash machines, blowers and kitchen appliances, etc. And they are also used for numerous different purposes where speed control and high qualities of speed are necessary.