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Old 10-15-2014, 08:16 AM   #1209 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by e*clipse View Post
Again, I think part of my misunderstanding is directly related to the induction motor. In an induction motor, the rotor's current is proportional to the slip - right? So more slip, then more rotor current, which produces the rotor's field, which interacts with the rotating stator's field to finally produce some torque . . . right?
Current is produced by slip. There must be a difference between the stator rotating field and the rotor speed to generate current in the rotor. The current in the rotor is needed to generate torque.

I'll see if I can find a link to 'howstuffworks.com' ... it does a *MUCH* better job of explaining than I ever could.

As it turns out, explainthatstuff had a better description, in my opinion, and here it is.

http://www.explainthatstuff.com/induction-motors.html

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