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Old 01-29-2008, 09:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by WaxyChicken View Post
The main thing i notice on the exterior of these motors is the Brushless motor usally uses 3 wires. While the AC motors use 4 (apparently depending on how many poles? they have)
AC motors tend to have an even number of poles so that the peaks and troughs of the voltage wave are being applied properly whereas a DC motor cannot start with an even number of poles. You will definitely find motors with more poles.

I hope this helps
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