# How is winding resistance measured in a DC motor?

## How is winding resistance measured in a DC motor?

For the winding resistance use an ohmmeter. For a dc motor measure the resistance between the 2 armature wires. If it is a WYE connected BLDC motor, the resistance is the line-to-line resistance. Thus divide the resistance(l-l) by 2 to get the phase resistance.

### What should be motor winding resistance?

The reading should be between 0.3 to 2 ohms. If it is 0, there is a short. If it is over 2 ohms or infinite, there is an open. You can also dry the connector and retest to possibly get more accurate results.

**Which winding has higher resistance in DC motor?**

Shunt DC Motor (See figure 9-76) The resistance in the field winding is high. Since the field winding is connected directly across the power supply, the current through the field is constant.

**What is the typical resistance of a DC motor?**

The resistance of the armature windings, measured with an ohmmeter when the motor is at rest, unpowered, is 2.45 ohms.

## How do you measure the resistance and inductance of a DC motor?

Inductance is measured by applying a sinusoidal signal and then measuring the phase difference between the voltage wave form and current wave form. Connect the motor to a function generator or the such. Place a resistor in series between the motor and the function generator on the negative side.

### What is the internal resistance of a motor?

Vf = Vb + IR where I is the current the motor is drawing and R is the motor’s resistance. If the motor is lightly loaded the current is small, so the IR bit in the equation is small and the motors speed will be high so that Vb is very nearly equal to Vf.

**What is a winding resistance test?**

The winding resistance test is used to find open windings, shorts to ground, wrong turn count, wrong wire gauge, resistive connections, round wires in hand that are not connected in a coil, some connection mistakes, the resistance balance between phases, and in some cases shorted turns.

**Why starting winding resistance is high?**

When the motor is starting, the startup winding is connected to the power source via a centrifugal switch which is closed at low speed. The starting winding is wound with fewer turns of smaller wire than the main winding, so it has a lower inductance (L) and higher resistance (R).

## What is the resistance of electric motor?

With a multimeter, measure the resistance between motor frame (body) and earth. A good motor should read less than 0.5 ohms. Any value greater 0.5 ohms indicate trouble with the motor. For single phase motors, the expected voltage is about 230V or 208V depending whether you are using the UK or America voltage system.

### Does DC motor have inductance?

Why isn’t inductance taken into consideration in a DC machine? In a dc machine flux is a flat topped wave so when flux is constant change in current is zero which implies reactance voltage is zero so effect of inductance is zero.