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Equalizer connections and taking winding data

Understanding the relationship between electrical, mechanical elements

  • September 2008
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Kent Henry 
EASA Technical Support Specialist 

When taking winding data, equal­izer connections can be mistaken for wye points. You may wonder what purpose equalizer connections serve and whether they can just be elimi­nated to simplify the repair process. Before discussing equalizers, we will explore the factors that lead to a need for equalizers. 

A magnetic unbalance within a motor or generator can be a very seri­ous problem. The magnetic balance Stator relies on a marriage of electrical and mechanical elements. When either of these electro-mechani­cal elements changes, it may create a magnetic unbalance. 

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