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General Purpose AC Motors

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General purpose AC motors are electric motors driven by alternating current. Also called induction motors, they use a rotating magnetic field to generate energy. AC motors are efficient, durable, and quiet, making them a good choice for powering pumps, blowers, conveyors, and machine tools. Single-phase AC motors use single-phase power that is typically found in homes. Three-phase AC motors work on three-phase electrical power, which is commonly found in large-scale industrial applications. Three-phase IEC metric motors have metric dimensions and are commonly used in countries outside the U.S. to power equipment that requires International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) electrical standards.