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Title: Brush potential curve tracer

Abstract

A device for analyzing commutating characteristics of a motor or generator includes a holder for supporting a plurality of probes adjacent a brush of the motor or generator. Measurements of electrical current characteristics in each of the probes provides information useful in analyzing operation of the machine. Methods for employing a device in accordance with the invention are also disclosed.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Schenectady, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Lab. (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866345
Patent Number(s):
4687990
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01R - MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02K - DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
brush; potential; curve; tracer; device; analyzing; commutating; characteristics; motor; generator; holder; supporting; plurality; probes; adjacent; measurements; electrical; current; provides; information; useful; operation; machine; methods; employing; accordance; disclosed; electrical current; provides information; information useful; /324/310/

Citation Formats

Finch, Hilvan A. Brush potential curve tracer. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Finch, Hilvan A. Brush potential curve tracer. United States.
Finch, Hilvan A. Thu . "Brush potential curve tracer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866345.
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
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