Proposal and machine characteristics of a single-phase srm driven by commercial AC power supply

Kohei Aiso, Kan Akatsu

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This paper presents a novel single-phase switched reluctance motor (SRM) that can be directly driven by a commercial AC power supply without any switching circuit and sensor. This proposed SRM is optimized based on a simple design technique. The optimized machine has higher motor efficiency compared with conventional induction motors. In addition, the novel SRM can start-up with direct commercial AC power supply. In this paper, the performance of the prototype single-phase SRM is verified through simulations and experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1099
Number of pages9
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 1



  • Commercial AC power supply
  • Continuous positive torque
  • Single phase SRM
  • Start-up characteristic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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