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  • adjective Not using brushes, of a motor that does not use physical contacts for the commutator.


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  • The synchronous type requires a direct current (DC) exitation, either from an external source (e.g. battery) or from an integrated exitation system, the latter of which are known as brushless, self-exitating generators.

    7. Planning a biogas engine system 1988

  • Such machines are therefore called brushless alternators.


  • New motor technologies, generally known as brushless DC motors, or BLDCs, are slightly more expensive than equivalent induction motors, but rising volumes would help close this gap.

    ZDNet UK Highlights Wayne Lyons 2009

  • The motor is "brushless", powered by a lithium-polymer battery via an electronic speed controller: so powerful the plane will go vertical.

    THE NEWS BLOG 2004

  • Intelligent Motor Controller ICs are a relatively new class of IC that can save significant engineering expenses when building high-performance motor drives for multi-phase motors such as brushless dc motors, or three-phase ac induction motors.

    All DN headlines 2009

  • The “Sprint” model features disk brakes, aluminium alloy frame, a 350 Watt brushless electric motor with a sophisticated electronic controller that enables the cyclist to decide how much assistance to get from the electric motor.

    Emily’s Bike 2009

  • The electric plane is propelled by ultralight 10kW peak brushless electric motors powered by 12 Lithium Polymer cells.

    TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Personal Electric Aircraft Takes Flight | Inhabitat 2009

  • I'm also converting that tiller over to electric too, with brushless DC motors and electronics, I can get it under 2 HP.

    Dennis Wingo - Why Space? Why Now? - NASA Watch 2009

  • The station is a popular neighborhood hangout next to the Mr. Wash full service brushless car wash, and Jerry Chan's Chinese takeout.

    Fill Up the Beast! 2009

  • Yes, it's running on a 46 gram brushless outrunner.

    Raptor attack! on Vimeo 2010


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