# How does a single phase induction motor start?

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## How does a single phase motor start?

Starting Principle

A single phase induction motor consists of a single phase winding on the stator and a cage winding on the rotor. When a 1 phase supply is connected to the stator winding, a pulsating magnetic field is produced. In the pulsating field, the rotor does not rotate due to inertia.

## What is the basic start of single phase induction motor?

To make a single-phase induction motor self-starting, we should somehow produce a revolving stator magnetic field. This may be achieved by converting a single-phase supply into two-phase supply through the use of an additional winding.

## How does a single phase induction motor becomes self starting?

To make it self-starting, it can be temporarily converted into a two-phase motor while starting. This can be achieved by introducing an additional ‘starting winding’ also called as auxillary winding. Hence, stator of a single phase motor has two windings: (i) Main winding and (ii) Starting winding (auxillary winding).

## What is the symbol of motor?

Symbols of Electric Motors

Description Description
Rotation in one direction Rotation in both directions
Electric motor Generic symbol + Info Two-speed motor
Electric motor with terminals AC electric motor Generic symbol + Info
DC electric motor + Info DC electric motor
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## What causes a motor to single-phase?

The single-phasing can occur as a result of a fuse blowing or protective device opening on one phase of the motor. Other possibilities include feeder or step-down transformer fuses blowing.

## Do single phase motors need starters?

A starter circuit is needed to turn a single phase motor. Once the motor reaches a minimum speed, the starter circuit is turned off. Three phase motors don’t need a starter circuit. The start up current surge can be 6 or more times the run current.

## Which motors are self starting?

Three-phase induction motor is self-starting, because winding displacement is 120 degrees for each phase and supply also has 120 phase shift for 3-phase. It results in a unidirectional rotating magnetic field is developed in air gap which causes 3-phase induction motor to self-start.

## What is the special feature of single-phase induction motor?

What is the special feature of single phase induction motor? Explanation: The single phase induction motor has no inherent starting torque. Thus special means should be used to make it self starting.