# GATE Questions & Answers of DC Machines: Separately Excited, Series and Shunt, Motoring and Generating Mode of Operation and Their Characteristics, Starting and Speed Control of DC Motors

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A separately excited dc motor has an armature resistance $R_a=0.05\;\Omega.$ The field excitation is kept constant. At an armature voltage of 100 V, the motor produces a torque of 500 Nm at zero speed. Neglecting all mechanical losses, the no-load speed of the motor (in radian/s) for an armature voltage of 150 V is _____ (up to 2 decimal places).

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A 200 V DC series motor, when operating from rated voltage while driving a certain load, draws 10 A current and runs at 1000 r.p.m. The total series resistance is $1\;\Omega$. The magnetic circuit is assumed to be linear. At the same supply voltage, the load torque is increased by 44%. The speed of the motor in r.p.m. (rounded to the nearest integer) is ________ .

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A 220 V DC series motor runs drawing a current of 30 A from the supply. Armature and field circuit resistance are 0.4$\Omega$ and 0.1$\Omega$, respectively. The load torque varies as the square of the speed. The flux in the motor may be taken as being proportional to the armature current. To reduce the speed of the motor by 50%, the resistance in ohms that should be added in series with the armature is ________ .  (Give the answer up to two decimal places.)

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A separately excited DC generator supplies 150 A to a 145 V DC grid. The generator is running at 800 RPM. The armature resistance of the generator is 0.1$\Omega$. If the speed of the generator is increased to 1000 RPM, the current in amperes supplied by the generator to the DC grid is ____________. (Give the answer up to two decimal places.)

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A 220 V, 10 kW, 900 rpm separately excited DC motor has an armature resistance $R_a=0.02\Omega.$ When the motor operates at rated speed and with rated terminal voltage, the electromagnetic torque developed by the motor is 70 Nm. Neglecting the rotational losses of the machine, the current drawn by the motor from the 220 V supply is

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A 120 V DC shunt motor takes 2 A no load. It takes 7 A on full load while running at 1200 rpm. The armature resistance is 0.8 $\Omega$, and shunt field resistance is 240 $\Omega$. The no load speed, in rpm, is_______________.

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A 4-pole, lap-connected, separately excited dc motor is drawing a steady current of 40 A while running at 600 rpm. A good approximation for the waveshape of the current in an armature conductor of the motor is given by

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A DC shunt generator delivers 45 A at a terminal voltage of 220 V. The armature and the shunt field resistances are 0.01 Ω and 44 Ω respectively. The stray losses are 375 W. The percentage efficiency of the DC generator is ____________.

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A separately excited DC generator has an armature resistance of 0.1$\Omega$ and negligible armature inductance. At rated field current and rated rotor speed, its open-circuit voltage is 200 V. When this generator is operated at half the rated speed, with half the rated field current, an un-charged 1000 µF capacitor is suddenly connected across the armature terminals. Assume that the speed remains unchanged during the transient. At what time (in microsecond) after the capacitor is connected will the voltage across it reach 25 V?

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A separately excited DC motor runs at 1000 rpm on no load when its armature terminals are connected to a 200V DC source and the rated voltage is applied to the field winding. The armature resistance of this motor is 1$\mathrm{\Omega }$. The no-load armature current is negligible. With the motor developing its full load torque, the armature voltage is set so that the rotor speed is 500 rpm. When the load torque is reduced to 50% of the full load value under the same armature voltage conditions, the speed rises to 520 rpm. Neglecting the rotational losses, the full load armature current (in Ampere) is _______.

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A DC motor has the following specifications: 10 hp, 37.5 A, 230V; flux/pole = 0.01 Wb,number of poles = 4, number of conductors = 666, number of parallel paths = 2. Armature resistance = 0.267$\mathrm{\Omega }$. The armature reaction is negligible and rotational losses are 600W. The motor operates from a 230V DC supply. If the motor runs at 1000 rpm, the output torque produced in (in Nm) is __________.

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A shunt-connected DC motor operates at its rated terminal voltage. Its no-load speed is 200 radians/second. At its rated torque of 500 Nm, its speed is 180 radian/second. The motor is used to directly drive a load whose load torque ${T}_{\mathit{L}}$ depends on its rotational speed ${\omega }_{\mathit{r}}$(in radians/second), such that ${T}_{\mathit{L}}$=2.78$×{\omega }_{\mathit{r}}$. Neglecting rotational losses, the steady-state speed (in radian/second) of the motor, when it drives this load is _________.

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A 4-pole, separately excited, wave wound DC machine with negligible armature resistance is rated for 230 V and 5 kW at a speed of 1200 rpm. If the same armature coils are reconnected to forms a lap winding, what is the rated voltage (in volts) and power (in kW) respectively at 1200 rpm of the reconnected machine if the field circuit is left unchanged?

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With an armature voltage of 100 V and rated field winding voltage, the speed of a separately excited DC motor driving a fan is 1000 rpm, and its armature current is 10 A. The armature resistance is 1$\mathrm{\Omega }$. The load torque of the fan load is proportional to the square of the rotor speed. Neglecting rotational losses, the value of the armature voltage (in Volt) which will reduce the rotor speed to 500 rpm is ___________.

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A 15 kW, 230 V dc shunt motor has armature circuit resistance of 0.4 Ω and field circuit resistance of 230 Ω. At no load and rated voltage, the motor runs at 1400 rpm and the line current drawn by the motor is 5 A. At full load, the motor draws a line current of 70 A. Neglect armature reaction. The full load speed of the motor in rpm is _________.

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A 250 V dc shunt machine has armature circuit resistance of 0.6 Ω and field circuit resistance of 125 Ω. The machine is connected to 250 V supply mains. The motor is operated as a generator and then as a motor separately. The line current of the machine in both the cases is 50 A. The ratio of the speed as a generator to the speed as a motor is ____________.

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For a single phase, two winding transformer, the supply frequency and voltage are both increased by 10%. The percentage changes in the hysteresis loss and eddy current loss, respectively, are

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The no-load speed of a 230 V separately excited dc motor is 1400 rpm. The armature resistance drop and the brush drop are neglected. The field current is kept constant at rated value. The torque of the motor in Nm for an armature current of 8 A is ____________.

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A separately excited 300 V DC shunt motor under no load runs at 900 rpm drawing an armature current of 2 A. The armature resistance is 0.5 Ω and leakage inductance is 0.01 H. When loaded, the armature current is 15 A. Then the speed in rpm is _____

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A 220 V, 15 kW, 1000 rpm shunt motor with armature resistance of 0.25Ω; has a rated line current of 68 A and a rated field current of 2.2 A. The change in field flux required to obtain a speed of 1600 rpm while drawing a line current of 52.8 A and a field current of 1.8 A is

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A 4 point starter is used to start and control the speed of a

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A 220 V, DC shunt motor is operating at a speed of 1440 rpm. The armature resistance is 1.0 Ω and armature current is 10 A. If the excitation of the machine is reduced by 10%, the extra resistance to be put in the armature circuit to maintain the same speed and torque will be

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A separately excited DC motor runs at 1500 rpm under no-load with 200 V applied to the armature. The field voltage is maintained at its rated value. The speed of the motor, when it delivers a torque of 5 Nm, is 1400 rpm as shown in the figure. The rotational losses and armature reaction are neglected.

The armature resistance of the motor is.

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A separately excited DC motor runs at 1500 rpm under no-load with 200 V applied to the armature. The field voltage is maintained at its rated value. The speed of the motor, when it delivers a torque of 5 Nm, is 1400 rpm as shown in the figure. The rotational losses and armature reaction are neglected.

For the motor to deliver a torque of 2.5 Nm at 1400 rpm the armature voltage to be applied is

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Figure shows the extended view of a 2 pole dc machine with 10 armature conductors. Normal brush positions are shown by A and B, placed at the interpolar axis. If the brushes are now shifted, in the direction of rotation, to A' and B' as shown, the voltage waveform VA'B' will resemble

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A 240 V, dc shunt motor draws 15 A while supplying the rated load at a speed of 80 rad/s. The armature resistance is 0.5 Ω and the field winding resistance is 80 Ω.

The net voltage across the armature resistance at the time of plugging will be

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A 240 V, dc shunt motor draws 15 A while supplying the rated load at a speed of 80 rad/s. The armature resistance is 0.5 Ω and the field winding resistance is 80 Ω.

The external resistance to be added in the armature circuit to limit the armature current to 125% of its rated value is

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The dc motor, which can provide zero speed regulation at full load without any controller is