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Converting a DCM Motor


The DCM motor used in our locomotive is still an old-fashioned 3-pole series motor with an electromagnet to provide motive power. The new 5-pole motor has a permanent magnet. We therefore wondered if we couldn't improve the driving characteristics if we powered the field winding separately, using a bridge rectifier and a 27 Ohm current limiting resistor. This would effectively create a permanent magnet.
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