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Armature winding designs demystified with helpful tips

Publication date: 
July 2014
Author(s): 
Chuck Yung, EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist
Type of media: 
Article

While there are many similarities between 3-phase AC stators and DC armatures, there are some unique aspects to DC armature design; these can be extremely helpful to those who understand some little-known tips. My goal in writing this article is to share those tips.

Topics covered include:

  • Lap- or wave-wound?
  • Coil pitch
  • Circuits
  • Equalizers
  • Split-pitch guidelines
Topic(s): 
Armatures
Design/theory/application