Software-Controlled Switched Reluctance Motor
Smart motors integrate an innovative electric motor design with a programmable variable-frequency drive (VFD). Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) found that the smart motor was on average 4% more efficient than a premium motor combined with a VFD, and cost about half as much. View full-size infographic. [PDF - 234 KB]
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- Report: Evaluation of High Rotor Pole Switched Reluctance Motors to Control Condenser Fans in a Commercial Refrigeration System (NREL, 06-2019) [PDF]
- Report: Software-Controlled Switch Reluctance Motors (Southern California Edison Emerging Products Group, 08-2018)
- Guidance: Premium Efficiency Motor Selection and Application Guide (DOE/EERE, 02-14) [PDF]
- Webinar: Performance Evaluation of Software Controlled Switched Reluctance Motors (UC Davis Energy Exchange, 03-19)