Pool Pumps: How Do They Work?

Pool Pumps: How Do They Work?

While some people might think that a pool is a hole in the ground with water, standing water has something to say about that. Instead, the complex filtration systems inside the pool give it the clean and beautiful look we know. But for those not in the know,...
Which is Better: AC or DC Motors?

Which is Better: AC or DC Motors?

When deciding upon a motor that works, we all know about DC or AC motors. However, most of us don’t see the difference between the two. So which is better, AC or DC Motors?  DC stands for “direct current,” which has higher startup requirements but...
How Long Does A Jet Pump Last?

How Long Does A Jet Pump Last?

A jet pump is a style of well pump powered by an electric motor. Jet pumps are above ground and are not submerged underwater, making them appropriate for more shallow applications not exceeding 200 feet. Knowing where they are best in combination with some maintenance...
What you need to know about electrical motors and VPI

What you need to know about electrical motors and VPI

What exactly is VPI? And why does it matter? Vacuum Pressure Impregnation (VPI) occurs when a stator or fully round rotor is suspended entirely in resin. Whether a large or small electric motor, this process helps distribute the resin throughout the insulation system....
What is a High Slip Motor?

What is a High Slip Motor?

High slip motors, or Design D motors, power cycling load, oil well jacks, low-speed punch presses, hoists, and more. A 1200 rpm motor works best for oil well pumping units. Why? A motor has a high slip of five to eight percent and a high starting torque. Manufacturers...
Why Use DC Motors instead of AC Motors?

Why Use DC Motors instead of AC Motors?

The choice between a DC or AC motor system depends on both budget and application. Each have distinct advantages and disadvantages. In the 21st century, energy efficiency matters. Why is energy efficiency important? When you choose the right motor option you save on...
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