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1. Calculate the average voltage generated in a moving conductor if its cuts 2.

5 x 10 6 maxwell in
sec. in 1/80 seconds.
A, IV, 1.5 V
b. 1.5 V, 2 V
c. IV, 2 V
d. 1.5 V, 2.5 V
2. A six pole DC generator has an armature winding with 50 A conductors connected in six
parallel paths. Calculate the generated voltage in this machine in each pole produce 1.65 x 10 6
maxwells and the armature speed is 1800 rpm.
a. 220 V
b. 250 V
c. 240 V
d. 250 V
3. The armature winding of the generator of Prob. 2 is modified so that it has two parallel paths
instead of six. At what speed should the machine be driven if it is to develop the same voltage as
before the change, assuming all other conditions to remain unchanged?
a. 400 rpm
c. 800 rpm
b. 600 rpm
d. 1000 rpm
4. Calculate the generated voltage by a four pole DC machine given the following particulars:
number of slots = 55; number of conductors per slot = 4; flux per pole = 2.62 x 10 6 maxwells;
speed = 1,200 rpm; number of parallel path in armature = 2.
a. 220 V
c. 240 V
b. 230 V
d. 250 V
5. If the armature winding of prob. 4 had four parallel paths, what would have been generated
voltage.
a. 100 V
c. 115 V
b. 11o V
d. 120 V
6. A four pole machine generates 250 volts when operated at 1,500 rpm. If the flux per pole is
1.85 x 106 maxwells, the number of armature slots is 45, and the armature winding has two
parallel paths, calculate: (a.) the total number of armature conductors; (b.) the number of
conductors in each slot.
a. 270, 6
c. 240, 4
b. 260, 8
d. 220, 6
7. How many total conductors and conductors per slot would be necessary in the armature of P
had four parallel paths?
a. 500, 8
c. 520, 10
b. 540, 12
d. 550, 15
8. The speed of the generator of Prob. 6 is decreased to 1,350 rpm. (a.) What will be the
generated voltage if the flux per pole is maintained at the same value, i.e., 1.85 x 10 6 maxwells?
(b.) To what value of flux per pole should the excitation be adjusted if the generated voltage is to
remain the same, i.e., 250 volts?
a. 220 V, 2.056 x 106 maxwells
c. 225 V, 2.056 x 106 maxwells
b. 225 V, 2.384 x 106 maxwells
d. 220 V, 2.384 x 106 maxwells

9. What is the frequency of the alternating voltage generated in the armature conductors of (a.) a
six pole 900 rpm machine? (b.) an eight pole 750 rpm machine? (c.) a 10 pole 500 rpm
machine?
a. 42 cps, 56 cps, 50 cps
c. 40 cps, 55 cps, 43 cps
b. 55 cps, 40 cps, 61.7 cps
d. 45 cps, 50 cps, 41.7 cps

11. At what speed is an armature rotating in a 12 pole machine if the frequency in the armature
conductors is 50 cps?
a. 500 rpm
c. 800 rpm
b. 1,200 rpm
d. 600 rpm
12. Calculate the force exerted by each conductor, 6 in. long, on the armature of current of 90
Amp and lies in a field the density of which is 52, 000 line per square
a. 2.48 lb.
c. 2.80 lb.
c. 1.90 lb
d. 3.20 lb.
13. What torque will the conductor of Prob. 12 develop if it lies on an armature the diameter of
which is 9 in.?
a. 0.55 lb.
c. 0.73 lb.
b. 0.68 lb.
d. 0.93 lb.
14. The armature of a DC motor has 31 slots with 16 conductors in each slot. Only 68 percent of
the conductors lie directly under the pole faces, where the flux density is uniform at 46, 000 lines
per square inc. If the armature core diameters is 7.25 in., its length 4.25 in., and the current in
each conductor is 25 amp, calculate: (a.) the force exerted by the armature tending to produce
rotation; (b.) the torque in pound feet.
a. 158 lb., 44.1 lb ft
c. 126 lb., 14.1 lb ft
b. 146 lb., 44.1 lb ft
d. 146 lb., 64.1 lb ft
15. Using the data Prob. 14, calculate the torque that will be developed if the flux density is
reduced by 5 percent while the current is increased to 40 amp.
a. 58 lb ft
c. 67 lb ft
b. 25 lb ft
d. 74 lb ft
16. What total current must the armature of a DC motor carry, given the following information:
armature slots = 72; conductors per slot = 6; pole arcs over 70.5 percent of circumference; flux
density = 58, 000 lines per square inch; armature core length = 8 in.; armature core diameter =
21 in.; number of armature paths in parallel = 6; torque = 1,050 lb ft.
a. 840 A
c. 480 A
b. 48 A
d. 84 A

17. What must be the total armature winding current in Prob. 16 if the torque increases to 1
density drops by 4 percent?
a. 535 A
c. 610 A
b. 570 A
d. 695 A
18. The armature of a motor has 400 active conductors, the flux density in the field being 3000
gauss. The axial length of the armature is 20.32 in cm. The current is 30 amperes. Determine the
total force exerted in the armature.
a. 731.5 N-m
c. 210 N-m
b. 290 N-m
d. 260 N-m
19. A 4 pole DC generator with duplex lap winding has 48 slots and four elements per slot. The
flux per pole is 2.5 x 106 maxwells and it runs at 1500 rpm. What is the output voltage?
a. 60 V
c. 225 V
b. 360 V
d. 120 V
1. Calculate the average voltage generated in a moving conductor if it cuts 2.5 x 10 6 maxwells in
1/40 sec; in 1/80 sec.
a. 1 V, 1.5 V
b. 1.5 V, 2 V
c. 1 V, 2 V
d. 1.5 V, 2.5 V
2. A six pole DC generator has an armature winding with 504 conductors connected in six
parallel paths. Calculate the generated in this machine if each pole produces 1.6 x 10 6 maxwells
and the armature speed is 1,800 rpm.
a. 22o V
b. 230 V
c. 240 V
d. 250 V
3. The armature winding of the generator of Prob. 2 is modified so that it has two parallel paths
instead of six. At what speed should the machine be driven if it is to develop the same voltage as
before the change, assuming all other conditions to remain unchanged?
a. 400 rpm
b. 600 rpm
c. 800 rpm
d. 1000 rpm
4. Calculate the generated voltage by a four pole DC machine given the following particulars:
number of slots = 55; number of conductors per slot = 4; flux per pole = 2.62 x 10 6 maxwells;
speed = 1,200 rpm; number of parallel paths in armature = 2.
a. 220 V
b. 230 V
c. 240 V
d. 250 V
5. If the armature winding of prob. 4 had four parallel paths, what would have been generated
voltage?
a. 100 V
b. 110 V
c. 115 V
d. 120 V
6. A four pole generator, having wave wound armature winding has 51 slots, each slot
containing 20 conductors. What will be the voltage generated in the machine when driven at
1500 rpm assuming flux per pole to be 7.0 mWb?
a. 3.57 V
b. 3.57 mV
c. 178.5 V
d. 17.58 V

7. A four pole machine generated 250 volts when operated at 1,500 rpm. If the flux per pole is
1.85 x 106 maxwells, the number of armature slots is 45, and the armature winding has two
parallel paths, calculate: (a.) the total number of armature conductors; (b.) the number of
conductors in each slot.
a. 270, 6
b. 260, 8
c. 240, 4
d. 220, 6
8. How many total conductors and conductors per slot would be necessary in the armature of
Prob. 7 if the winding had four parallel paths?
a. 500, 8
b. 540, 12
c. 520, 10
d. 550, 15
9. The armature of a four pole dc generator is lap wound and generates 216 V when running
at 600 rpm. Armature has 144 slots, with 6 conductors per slot. If this armature is rewound, wave
connected, find the emf generated with the same flux per pole but running at 500 rpm.
a. 3.60 V
b. 360 V
c. 3600 V
d. 36 V
10. The speed of the generator of Prob. 7 is decreased to 1.30 rpm. (a) What will be the generated
voltage if the flux per pole is maintained at the same value, i.e., 1.85 x 10 6 maxwells? (b) To
what value of flux per pole should the excitation be adjusted if the generated voltage is to remain
the same i.e., 250 volts?
a. 220 V, 2.056 x 106 maxwells
c. 225 V, 2.056 x 106 maxwells
b. 225 V, 2.384 x 106 maxwells
d. 220 V, 2.384 x 106 maxwells
11. A 4 pole generator has a wave wound armature with 792 conductors. The flux per pole is
0.0121 Wb. Determine the speed at which should be run to generate 240 V on no load.
a. 751.3 rpm
b. 7513 rpm
c. 75.13 rpm
d. 753.1 rpm
12. When driven at 1000 rpm with a flux per pole with a flux per pole of 0.02 Wb, a dc generator
has an emf of 200 V. If the speed is increased to 1100 rpm, and at the same time the flux per pole
is reduced to 0.019 Wb per pole. What is then the induced emf?
a. 205 V
b. 209 V
c. 212
d. 220 V
13. A 4 pole DC generator with duplex lap winding has 48 slots and four elements per slot. The
flux per pole is 2.5 x 106 maxwells and it runs at 1500 rpm. What is the output voltage? EE BP
Oct 98.
a. 60 V
b. 360 V
c. 225 V
d. 120 V
14. What is the frequency of the alternating voltage generated in the armature conductors of (a) a
six pole 900 rpm machine? (b) an eight pole 750 rpm machine? (c) a 10 pole 500 rpm
machine?
a. 42 cps, 56 cps, 50 cps
c. 40 cps, 55 cps, 43 cps
b. 55 cps, 40 cps, 61.7 cps
d. 45 cps, 50 cps, 41.7 cps
15. How many poles are there in a generator in which the armature frequency is 30 cps when
operating at a speed of 600 rpm?
a. Four poles
b. six poles
c. eight poles
d. 10 poles

16. At what speed is an armature rotating in a 12 pole machine if the frequency in the armature
conductors is 50 cps?
a. 500 rpm
b. 1,200 rpm
c. 800 rpm
d. 600 rpm

17. Calculate the force exerted by each conductor, 6 in. long, on the armature of a DC motor
when it carries a current of 9C Amp and lies in a field the density of which id 52,000 lines per
square inch.
a. 2.48 lb.
b. 1.90 lb.
c. 2.80 lb.
d. 3.20 lb.
18. What torque will the conductor of Prob. 12 develop if it lies on an armature the diameter of
which is 9 in.?
a. 0.55 lb.
b. 0.68 lb.
c. 0.73 lb.
d. 0.93 lb.
19. The armature of a DC motor has 31 slots with 16 conductors in each slot. Only 68 percent of
the conductors lie directly under the pole faces, where the flux density is uniform at 46, 000 lines
per square inch. If the armature-core diameter is 7.25 in., its length 4.25 in., and the current in
each conductor is 25 amp, calculate : (a) the force exerted by the armature tending to produce
rotation; (b) the torque in pound-feet.
a. 158 lb.,44.1 lb-ft

b.146 lb.,44.1 lb-ft

c. 126 lb.,14.1 lb-ft

d. 146 lb.,64.1 lb-ft

20. Using the data of Prob. 19, calculate the torque that will be developed if the flux density is
reduced by 5 percent while the current is increased t0 40 amp.
a. 58 lb-ft.

b. 25 lb-ft

c. 67 lb-ft

d. 74 lb-ft

21. What total current must the armature of a DC motor carry, given the following information
armature slots = 72; conductors per slot = 6; pole arcs over 70.5 percent of circumference: flux
density = 58,000 lines per square inch; armature cre length = 8 in.; armature-core diameter =21
in.; number of armature paths in parallel =6; torque = 1,050 lb-ft
a. 840 A

b. 48 A

c. 480 A

d. 84 A

22. What must be the total armature-winding current in Prob. 21 if the torque increases to 1,200
b-ft while the flux density drops by 4 percent?
a. 535 A

b. 570 A

c. 610 A

d. 695 A

23. The armature of a motor has 400 active conductors, the flux density in the field being 3000
gauss. The axial length of the armature is 20.32 in cm. The current is 30 amperes. Determine the
total force exerted in the armature.

a. 731.5 N-m

b. 290 N-m

c. 210 N-m

d. 260 N-m

1. Calculate the coil pitches and the slots into which the first coils should be placed for the
following armature windings: (a.) 36 slots; 4-poles (b.) 57 slots, 4-poles, (c) 76 slots, 6-poles;
(d.) 132 slots, 8-poles; (e) 270 slots, 10-poles; (f.) 234 slots, 12-poles
a. Ys = 9; b. Ys = 14
c. Ys = 12
d. Ys = 16;
e. Ys =27;
f. Ys = 19
2. How many parallel paths are there in the armature windings of Prob #1, if (a), (b) and (c) are
simplex-wave wound and the others are simplex-wound?
a. 2;
b. 2;
c. 2;
d. 8;
e. 10;
f. 12;
3. The armature of a six-pole generator carries a total of 350 Amp. What current flows in each
path if the winding is (a) lap (b) wave?
53.3 Ab. 175 A
4. How many parallel paths are there in the windings of armatures that are wound (a) duplex
lap four poles? (b) triplex lap for six poles? (c) duplex lap for eight poles? (d) triplex lap
for 10 poles? (e) quadruplex lap for six poles?
a. 8
b. 18
c. 16
d. 30
e. 24
5. Determine the degrees of reentrancy of the following lap windings; (a) duplex, 36 segments; b.
duplex, 35 segments; c. triplex, 117 segments; d. triplex, 118 segments; e. quadruplex, 286
segments.
a. double
b. single
c. triple
d. single
e. double
6. The total armature current carried by a 50 hp four pole 230 V motor is 180 A. If the winding
is wave, how much current is handled by each brush arm if there are a. four brush arms? b. two
brush arms?
a. 90 A
b. 180 A by each brush arm, 90 A by each path
7. Determine the commutator pitches Yc fot the following wave wound armature: a. 75
segments, 4 poles; b. 93 segments, 4 poles; c. 229 segments, 6 poles; d. 227 segments, 8 poles.
a. Yc = 37 or 38;
b. Yc = 46 or 47
c. Yc = 76
d. Yc = 57
8. In each of the combinations of Prob. # 7, trace the winding around the commutator and show
that the proper segment, ahead of or behind the first one, is reached.
9. How many parallel paths are there in the following armature windings: a. six pole duplex
wave? b. six pole triplex wave? c. eight pole, simplex wave? d. eight pole duplex wave
e. eight-pole, quadruplex-wave?
a. 4
b. 6
c. 2
d. 4
d. 8

10. An eight pole triplex wave wound armature carries a total of 660 A. If there are eight
brush arms, calculate the current in each armature winding path and in the brush arm.
a. 110 A;
b. 165 A
11. A commutator has 456 segments. Indicate whether or not the following windings are
possible; a. simplex wave for six poles b. triplex wave for six poles; c. duplex wave for
eight poles; d. simplex wave for 10 poles
a. No
b. Yes
c. No
d. Yes
12.In each of the possible combinations of Prob. # 11, calculate the commutator pitch.
b. Yc = 151 d. Yc = 91
13. For each of the answers in Prob. # 12, trace the winding around the commutator and show
that the proper segment, ahead or behind the first one, is reached.
14. If the armature of an eight pole machine were wound with a simplex wave winding, how
many parallel paths would there be?
a. 16 paths
c. 2 paths
b. 8 paths
d. 4 paths
15. A four pole, DC generator with lap winding has 48 slots and 4 elements per slot. How many
coils does it have?
a. 48
b. 384
c. 192
d. 96
16. A DC machines has 8 poles and a rated current of 100 A. How much current will flow in each
path at rated condition if the armature is simplex wound?
a. 25 A
b. 12.5 A
c. 6.25 A
d. 50 A
17. A four pole dc generator has an armature containing 4 elements per slot and 48 slots per
pole. The armature is simplex lap wound. The flux per pole is 2,500,000 maxwells and the
speed of the armature is 1500 rpm. Calculate the total voltage generated in the armature?
a. 120 V
b. 480 V
c. 960 V
d. 240 V
18. The following information is given for a DC generator; terminal volts = 460 V; rpm = 900;
number of slots = 130; number of commutator segments = 390; coil pitch = slot 1 to slot 22; type
of winding = simplex lap; air gap flux density = 57, 000 maxwells per sq. inch; pole face area
= 5.75 x 6 in. Calculate the number of turns per armature winding element.
a. 2
b. 4
c. 6
d. 8
19. A 500 kW 600 volt 10-pole generator has an armature with 108 slots, 324 commutator
segments, and a simplex lap winding with a total of 648 conductors. Calculate: a. the number
of conductor per slot; b. the number of winding elements per coil; c. the number of turns per
winding element; d. the full load current per conductor; e. the current per brush arm.
a. 6
b. 3
c. 1
d. 83.3 A
e. 166.67 A

1. Each shunt field coil of a DC generator produces 2, 700 ampere turns. How many turns are
there in the coil if the current is 1.5 amp?
a. 900
b. 3600
c. 1800
d. 4050
2. A 20 kW 220 V shunt generator has an armature resistance 0.07 ohm and a shunt resistance of
200 ohms. Determine the power developed in the armature when it delivers its rated output.
a. 27.9 kW
b. 20.83 kW
c. 19.2 kW
d. 25.7 kW
3. A 50 kW 250 V compound generator (short shunt) has a series field in which each coils is
wound with a 8 turns. How many ampere turns are produced by each coil?
a. 200
b. 1700
c. 23.5
d. 2125
4. A 50 kW 500 V short shunt generator has an armature resistance, series field resistance, and
shunt field resistance are 0.05 ohm, 0.06 ohm and 253 ohms, respectively. What is the armature
power generated?
a. 51.76 kW
b. 48.74kW
c. 52.13 kW d. 51.52 kW
5. The no load voltage of a 50 kW, 220 V, shunt generator in the FEU laboratory is 232 V and the
rated voltage is 220 V. The armature resistance including brushes is 0.026 ohm and the resistance
of the shunt field resistance is 52 ohms. What is the induced electromotive force at rated load?
a. 213.98 V
b. 214.09 V
c. 225.91 V
d. 226.02 V
6. 8 pole wave wound dc shunt generator, with 778 conductors while running at 500 rpm
supplies 12.5 resistive load at 250 V. The armature resistance is 0.24 and the field resistance
is 250 . Calculate the flux per pole.
a. 9.83 mWb
b. 11.52 mWb
c. 12.11 mWb
d. 10.06 mWb
7. A compound dynamo supplies a load of 20 kW at 400 V through a feeder having a resistance
equal to 0.01 ohm. The shunt and series field resistance are 85 ohms and 0.06 ohms respectively.
Determine the total electromotive force when the generator is connected short shunt. Assume a
brush drop of 1 V per brush and an armature resistance of 1 ohm.
a. 413. 76 V
b. 415.76 V
c. 398.24 V
d. 410.75 V
8. Calculate the percent voltage regulation of a shunt generator in which the no load and full load
voltage are 135 volts and 120 volts, respectively.
a. 11.11%
b. 0.125%
c. 12.5 %
d. 0.1111%
9. The regulation of a 250 volt shunt generator is 6 percent. Calculate the no load voltage.
a. 249. 85 V
b. 250.15 V
c. 251.5 V
d. 265 V

10. If the no-load voltage of a separately excited shunt generator is 110 volts at 1,35o rpm, what
will be the voltage if the speed is increased to 1,600 rpm? 9assume constant field excitation)
a. 130.5 V
b. 92.81 V
c. 19,636 V
d. 103.5 V
11. A short shunt compound generator has a full load current of 60 A. If the series field
resistance is 0.04 ohm and a diverter carries 24 A, what is the diverter resistance?
a. 0.03
b. 21.6
c. 0.06
d. 0.14
27. Determine how many ampere turns are produced by each series field coil of a compound
generator, given the following particulars; rating = 100 kW; full load volts = 600; series field
turns per coil = 8 ; resistance of series field = 0.025 ohm; diverter resistance = 0.068 ohm.
a. 2,240 apm-turns
c. 381 amp turns
b. 1, 036 amp turns
4. 97 amp turns
28. A DC generator is supplying a current of 5 A to a series lighting system through a feeder of
total resistance of 1.0 ohm. The terminal voltage is 2500 V. The armature and series field
resistance are 18 and 15 ohms, respectively. A 30 ohm diverter resistance is shunted across the
series field. Determine the power developed in the armature of the generator.
a. 12.5 kW
c. 132.25 kW
b. 529 W
d. 130.50 kW
29. A 5 kW 120 V compound generator has a armature resistance of 0.23 ohm, a series field
resistance of 0.04 ohm, and a shunt field resistance of 57.5 ohms. Assuming a long shunt
connection and a voltage drop at brushes at 2 volts, calculate the generated emf at full load.
a. 110.0 V
b. 106.2 V
c. 132.7 V
d. 133.8 V
30. A short shunt compound generator has a shunt field resistance of 77 ohms, a series field
resistance of 0.008 ohm, a commutating winding resistance of 0.005 ohm, and an armature
resistance including brushes of 0.02 ohm. When the armature current is 128 A the generated emf
is 234.2 V. Calculate the power delivered to the load.
a. 30.261 kW
b. 28.8 kW
c. 29.655 kW
d. 29.265 kW
31. The following information is given for a 300 kW 600V long shunt flat compound generator
shunt field resistance = 75 ohms; armature resistance including brushes = 0.03 ohm;
commutating field winding resistance = 0.011 ohm. Series field resistance = 0.012; diverter
resistance = 0.036. When the machine is delivering rated load, calculate the power generated by
the armature.
a. 291.9 kW
b. 312.5 kW
c. 317.7 kW
d. 287.5 kW

38. Two shunt generators, A and B, are to be operated in parallel to supply a common load.
Generator A has no load voltage of 240 V and a voltage of 220 when it delivers a load of 60 A.
Generator B has no load voltage of 230 and a voltage of 220 when it delivers the same current
as A. Assuming straight line characteristics for both machines, calculate the line voltage and
the total in kilowatts when the generator B is floating.
a. 230 V, 13.8 kW
c. 225 V, 13.5 kW
b. 230 V, 6.9 kW
d. 235, 14.1 kW
39. Two shunt generators, A and B, are to be operated in parallel to supply a common load.
Generator A has a no load voltage of 240 V and a voltage of 220 when it delivers a load of 60
A. Generator B has no-load voltage of 230 and a voltage of 220 when it delivers the same current
as A. Assuming straight line characteristics for both machines, calculate the total load delivered
by both machines when the line voltage is 225.
a. 13.5 kW
b. 27 kW
c. 16.876 kW
d. 13.8 kW
40. Two shunt generators, each with no load rating of 125 volts, are operated in parallel. Both
machines have external characteristics which are straight lines is over the operating ranges.
Machine 1 at 250 kW and its full load voltage is 118 volts. Machine No. 2 kW at 114 volts. How
is the load of 3,400 amperes between the two?
a. 2250 A & 1150 A
c. 1500 A & 1900 A
b. 1700 A each
d. 1650 A and 1750 A
41. Two shunt generators A and B operates in parallel and their load characteristics may be taken
as straight line. The voltage of generator A falls from 240 V at no load to 220 V at 200 A while
that of B falls from 245 V at no load to 220 V at 150 A. Determine the common terminal
voltage when the load is 67 kW.
a. 223 V
b. 322 V
c. 241 V
d. 315 V
42. A shunt generator and a battery are connected in parallel serving a 500 A bus load. The
generator has an external characteristics such that the terminal voltage drops uniformly from 460
volts on no load to 440 on rated load while delivering 125 A of current. The battery has an open
circuit emf of 420 V and internal resistance of 0.01 ohm. What percentage of the load current
does the battery deliver?
a. 167.53%
b. 83.53 %
c. 47%
d. 56.27%
43. Two shunt generators A and B with ratings of 250 and 400 kW, respectively, having equal noload voltage of 260 volts and full-load voltage of 240 volts, calculate the load of each when the
total load shared is 600 kW.
a. 231 kW & 369 KW
c. 241 kW & 358 kW
b. 238 kW & 362 kW
d. 234 kW & 366 kW

44. Two shunt generators having external characteristics that are approximately straight lines
operates in parallel to supply a load a load taking 1500 A. Each machine is rated at 150 kW at
120 volts. Machine no. 1 has a voltage regulation of 15% while machine no. 2 has 5%. Calculate
the load carried by each.
a. 1100 A, 400 A
c. 800 A, 700 A
b. 900. 600 A
d. 1000 A, 500 A
45. Two shunt DC generators G1 and G2 are rated at 100 and 150 kW at 110 V, respectively. Their
external load characteristics may be considered straight line. The drop in terminal voltage from
no load to full load is 10V for G 1 and 20 volts for G2. Calculate the no load voltages of these
generators when they are operated in parallel to supply a load of 2000 A, which is divided
between them in proportion to their ratings.
1. A 220-volts shunt motor ha an armature resistance of .23 ohm. Assuming a 2 volt brush drop,
calculate the counter emf when the armature currents is 37. 4 amp.
a. 2114. 4 V
b. 217.5 V
c. 218.8 V
d. 209.4 V
2. A 250 volt shunt motor has an armature resistance of 0.33 ohm. What current will flow in the
armature when the counter emf is 226.5 volts? (assume a 2 volt brush drop)
a. 65.15 A
b. 27.63 A
c. 631.58 A
d. 30.36 A
3. In problem 2, what is the total voltage drop in the armature circuit?
a. 10.50 V
v. 21.5 V
c. 23.50 V

d. 12.50 V

4. A 500 hp 440 volt compound motor operates at speed of 485 RPM at full load. If the flux
per pole is 6.9 x 106 maxwells and the armature resistance is 0.017 ohm. Calculate: (a) the
counter emd; (b) the armature current. (assume a value of k = 1.3 x 10 -7 and a brush drop of 3
volts)
a. 435.05 V; 114.71 A
c. 585.6 V; 627 A
b. 575.2 V; 675 A
d. 435.05 V; 291.18 A
5. If the load on the motor of Problem 4 is increased so that the armature current rises to 200
amp, at what speed will the motor operate, assuming that the flux increases 8 percent?
a. 425 rpm
b. 452 rpm
c. 448 rpm
d. 460 rpm
6. A 10 hp 1,750 rpm 550 volt shunt motor has an armature resistance of 1.85 ohms. If the
armature takes a 16.8 amp at full load. Calculate the power developed by the motor in
horsepower. (Assume a 5 volt brush drop.)
a. 10.46 hp
b. 10.56 hp
c. 10.86 hp
d. 11.57 hp

7. When a motor is operating under load, the armature takes, 8,280 watts and its current is 36
amp. If the armature circuit resistance including brushes is 0.4 ohm, what horsepower is
developed by the motor?
a. 10.4 hp
b. 11.79 hp
c. 10.31 hp
d. 9.80 hp
8. A 240 V shunt motor driving its normal load draws an armature of 50 A from 240 V source.
The armature resistance of this machine, including brushes is 0.25 ohm. If the speed of operation
is 1,200 rpm, what armature current will this machine draw from 220 V source when driving the
same load, with the field adjusted to maintain a speed of 1,200 rpm?
a. 50 A
b. 60 A
c. 57.5 A
d. 55 A
9. A DC shunt motor develops 15 hp at 120 V. The effective armature resistance is 0.061 .
Calculate the armature current?
a. 100 A
b. 96 A
c. 98 A
d. 92 A
11. A 60 hp 230 V shunt motor has a shunt field resistance of 38.3 ohms and an armature
resistance of 0.04 ohm. If the resistance in the starter is 0.66 ohm and the brush drop is 3 volts,
what is the input current to the motor at the instant is started?
a. 324
b. 328
c. 330
d. 344

10. A DC shunt motor runs at 900 rpm from 460 V supply when taking an armature current of 2
amperes. Calculate the speed at which it will run from a 230 V supply when taking an armature
current of 15 amperes. The resistance of the armature circuit is 0.8 . Assume the flux current of
produced per pole at 230 volts to have decreased to 75% of its value at 460 volts.
a. 495 rpm
b. 585 rpm
c. 485 rpm
d. 595 rpm
12. A 5 hp 240-volt shunt motor takes 18 amp when operating at full load. The shunt field
resistance is 115 ohms and the armature resistance is 0.25 ohms. Calculate the value of the starter
resistor if the armature current is limited to 1.5 times the rated value of the starting instant
(assume a 3 volt brush contact).
a. 9.92 ohm
b. 9.08 ohm
c. 8.53 ohms
d. 9.32 ohms
13. In problem 12, calculate the resistance which is cut out of the starter in moving to the second
stud. Assuming that this is done when the counter emf is 84 volts, and that the armature current
immediately jumps to value 1.5 times its rated value.
a. 15.12 ohms
b. 4.06 ohms
c. 3.04 ohms
d. 3.61 ohms
14. What would be the armature current upon starting if the motor in problem 12 were connected
directly to the line without a starting resistor?
a. 948 A
b. 932 A
c. 37.58 A
d. 908 A

15. A 60 hp 220 volt shunt motor has a shunt field resistance of 44 ohms and an armature
resistance of 0.04 ohm. If the resistance in the starter is 0.56 ohm, calculate the current input to
the motor at the instant it is started. (Assume a 3 volts brush drop.
a. 361.67 A
b. 330.3 A
c. 366.67 A
d. 338.36 A
16. When the field rheostat is cut out, a 230 volts shunt motor generates a counter emf of 220
V at no load. The resistance of the armature is 2.3 and that of the field is 115 ohms. Calculate
the current through the armature when sufficient external resistance has been inserted in the field
circuit to make the field current one half as great.
a. 43.5 A
b. 50.7 A
c. 47.4 A
d. 52.2 A
17. A DC shunt motor runs at 600 rpm on a 240 volts supply while drawing a line current of 30
A. Its armature and field resistance a 0.5 and 120 , respectively. What resistance should be
placed in serried with the armature circuit in order to reduce the speed to 400 rpm. Assume no
changes in the armature or field current.
a. 2.69
b. 2.41
c. 2.07
d. 2.83
18. A 120 V shunt motor has an armature equivalent of 0.5 and a field resistance of 60 . At
full load, the motor takes 10 A to an external load at 120 V?
a. 1158 rpm
b. 1086 rpm
c. 1262 rpm
d. 1045 rpm
19. The armature circuit resistance of 1 25 hp, 250 V series motor is 0.1 ohm, the brush drops is
3 volt and the resistance of the series field is 0.05 ohm. When the series motor takes 85 A, the
speed is 600 rpm, calculate the speed when the current is 100 A.
a. 590 rpm
b. 545 rpm
c. 506 rpm
d. 581 rpm
20. A 220 V DC motor has an armature resistance of 0.4 ohm, a shunt field resistance of 175
ohms and a series field resistance of 4 ohms. This machine is connected as a short shunt
compound motor to 220 V mains. Calculate the power developed by the armature if the armature
current is 30 A. Neglect the brush drop.
a. 2254.6 W
b. 2572.8 W
c. 2652. 6 W
d. 2150.5 W
21. A 20 hp 220 volt 540 rpm shunt motor has an armature and field resistance of 0.24 ohm and
157 ohms, respectively. If the starter resistance is 1.7 ohms, what current does the motor take at
the instant of starting? (Assume a 2 volt brush drop).
a. 110.97 A
b. 114. 80 A
c. 113.77 A
d. 112 A
25. A shunt motor is taking 11 kW at 220 volts at full load has armature resistance of 0.2 ohm
and field resistance of 110 ohm. At no load, current is 5 amperes at 1000 rpm. Find the full load
speed.
a. 1043 rpm
b. 1022 rpm
c. 959 rpm
c. 976 rpm

26. A series motor develops 154 lb ft of torque when the current is 84 amp if the load increase
the current 40 percent with a flux increase of 18 percent, calculate the torque at the second value
of current.
a. 245. 41 lb-ft
c. 295 lb-ft
b. 205 lb-ft
d. 230 lb-ft
27. A 220 V shunt motor has an armature resistance of 0.2 ohm. For a given load on the motor
the armature current is 30 A. What is the immediate effect of the torque developed by the motor
if the is reduced by 3%?
a. increased by 6%
c. increased by 9%
b. increased by 2%
d. increased by 2%
28. A 550 volt long shunt compound has an armature resistance of 0.815 ohm and a series
field resistance of 0.15 ohm. The full load speed is 1900 rpm when the armature current is 22
amp. (a) At what speed will the motor operate at no load if the armature current drops to 3 amp
with a corresponding drop in flux to 88 percent of the full load value? (Assume a brush drop of
5 volts at full load and 2 volts at no load.) (b) Calculate the percent speed regulation of the
motor.
a. 2075 rpm, 9.21 %
c. 1740 rpm, 8.42 %
b. 2247 rpm, 18.26 %
d. 188 rpm, 90.11%
29. A four pole shunt motor shunt has an armature with a total of 240 conductors. If each pole
has an area 20 square inch and the flux density is 35, 000 lines per square inch. What horsepower
will be developed by the motor for an armature current of 70 amp speed of 1500 rpm. The
armature winding is wave.
a. 7.88 hp
b. 5.45 hp
c. 3.58 hp
d. 9.63 hp

30. A 440 volt shunt motor has an armature resistance of 0.22 ohm and a field resistance of 110
ohms. At no load the armature current is 5 amp and the speed is 1800 rpm. Assuming that the
flux does not vary with load, calculate the speed regulation of the motor when the rated line
current is 54 amp. (assume a brush drop of 4 V)
a. 2.28 %
b. 22. 8%
c. 2.33 %
d. 23.3 %
31. A 25 hp 460 volt compound motor has a shunt field resistance of 263 ohms and takes 31.75
amp at rated load when it operates at 1,440 rpm. What will be the horsepower output of the
motor when its speed is 1,200 rpm, under which condition it takes 36.75 amp and the flux is
increased by 12 percent?
a. 18.78 hp
b. 27.23 hp
c. 30.2 hp
d. 18.35 hp
32. A 440 volt series motor takes 114 amp and operates at 930 rpm when the load is 85 hp. If
the effective armature circuit resistance is 0.10 ohm, calculate the horsepower output of the
motor when the current drops to 100 amp. Assuming that the flux is reduced by 12 percent.
a. 71.21 hp
b. 58.23 hp
c. 68.23 hp
d. 75. 3 hp

34. A 50 hp 230 volt shunt motor has a field resistance of 17.7 ohms and operates at full load
when the line current is 181 amp at 1,350 rpm. To increase the speed of the motor to 1,600 rpm,
a resistance of 5.3 ohms is cut in the field rheostat; the line current then increases to 190
amp. Calculate the power loss in the field and the rheostat for the 1,600 rpm speed.
a. 895 W, 2989 W
c. 530 W, 1770 W
b. 9981 W, 33333 W
d. 350, 1077 W
35. A 50 hp 230 volt shunt motor has a field resistance of 17.7 ohms and operated at full load
when the line current is 181 amp at 1,350 rpm. To increase the speed of the motor to 1,600 rpm,
a resistance of 5.3 ohms is cut in the field rheostat, the line current then increases to 190
amp. Calculate the percent losses in the field and the field rheostat at 1,600 rpm.
a. 4.50 %. 1.12 %
c. 5.40 %, 2.11 %
b. 4.05 %, 1.21 %
d. 5.04, 11.2 %
37. The nameplate rating of a shunt motor us 150 ho, 600 volts, 205 A, 1700 rpm. The resistance
of the shunt field circuits is 240 ohms and the total armature circuit resistance is 0.15 ohm. If the
motor is to deliver full load torque at 1,200 rpm, what value of resistance must be added to the
armature circuit?
a. 0.876 ohm
b. 0.827 ohm
c. 0.865 ohm
d. 0.812 ohm
38. On full load a 500 volt series motor takes 100 amperes and runs at 840 rev/min. The
armature resistance is 0.1 ohm and field resistance is 0.04 ohm. Find the speed when developing
half of full load torque but a a 0.08 ohm diverter in parallel with the field winding. Assume is
proportional tc field current.
a. 640 rpm
b. 1,020 rpm
c. 1,464 rpm
d. 1, 360 rpm
39. A 220 volt dc series motor when running at 800 rpm draws a current of 100 amperes. The
combines resistance of the armature and the field is 0.1 . What is the speed when the motor
develops one half of the original torque?
a. 1,600 rpm
b. 1,690 rpm
c. 1,147 rpm
d. 1,225 rpm
40. A 440 v, 70 hp shunt motor has an armature resistance of 0.186 and field resistance of
350 . The current drawn by this machine is 135 A at full load. If this machine is to deliver
torques equal to 175 percent of that at full load, what would be the resistance of the starter?
a. 2
b. 1.2
c. 1.698
d. 5.6

41. The full load speed of 15 hp motor is 1800 rpm and speed regulation is 3.5 percent.
Assuming a straight line speed load variation, determine the speed of the motor when it
delivers to 10 hp.
a. 1905 rpm
b. 1821 rpm
c. 1768 rpm
d. 1957.5

42. A compound motor develops a torque of 271 lb-ft when it is operating at 1,200 rpm, under
which condition its armature current 1a is 215 amperes. What will be the developed horsepower
of the motor if the load is increased to that it slows down to 1, 120 rpm in which case 1 a changes
to 238 amperes and the total flux increases by 8 percent?
a. 69.1
b. 61.8
c. 65.1
d. 67.8
43. A series motor develops 164 lb-ft torque when the current is 94 amp. If the load decrease the
current 50 percent with a flux increase of 20 percent, what is the torque at the second value of
current?
a. 225.9 lb ft
b. 259.2 lb-ft
c. 229.5 lb-ft
d. 295.2 lb-ft
44. The no load speed of a compound motor is 1,650 rpm. How fast will it when it delivers
rated horsepower output, if the speed regulation is 12.5 percent?
a. 1,444 rpm
b. 1,856 rpm
c. 1. 467 rpm
d. 1,500 rpm
45. In a brake test of an elevator door motor, the ammeter and voltmeter measuring the input
read 34 amperes and 220 volts, respectively. The speed of the motor is found to be 910 rpm and
the balance on 1 2 ft brake arm reads 26.21 lb. The dead weight of the arm is found to be 2.4 lb.
The HP output of the door motor at this particular load is
a. 9.91 hp
b. 5.28 hp
c. 8.25 hp
d. 7.25

46. Calculate the efficiency of a 230 volt shunt motor from the following data: input current is 33
amp, balance reading is 12 lbs, brake arm is 3ft long and speed is 1200 rpm.
a.83%
b. 81%
c. 86%
d. 85 %
1. A 15 hp motor operates at an efficiency of 87.5% at full load. If the stray power loss is
approximately one fourth of the total