Universal Motor:

Ø This type of motors can be operated in both type of supply viz AC as well as DC

Ø This are categorized as below:

v Compensated Universal Motor

v Uncompensated Universal Motor

v Advantages of Universal Motor:

  • Small in size
  • Lower cost
  • Construction is simple

· Can be operated in both AC and DC supply

  • High starting Torque

v Disadvantages of Universal Motor:-

  • Speed regulation is poor
  • They are fractional H.P. Motors

· Construction of Compensated Motors are too complicated to construct

v Applications of Universal Motor:

· These are mostly used for domestic applications with Fractional Horse power rating

  • Washing machines
  • Mixers
  • Grinders
  • Food Processors
  • Small drilling Machines