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DC Injection Braking

Power Schematic requires DC available at a lower voltage e.g. 50V

This can be achieved using a transformer and 4 diodes


When required to stop, DC is connected to two of the phases Stator field then becomes stationary Rotor then runs faster than stator field causing a large braking torque in the rotor

When rotor stops there is no more braking torque


Control circuit will be the same as for plug braking with timer, centrifugal switch or speed sensing relay Inverters often incorporate this type of braking WARNING DC injection braking can burn out the stator windings

DC Injection Braking

Run contactor C2 will start the motor as for DOL starter When C3 energises, DC is injected into 2 phases of stator for a short time WARNING DC injection braking can burn out the stator windings if voltage is too high Power Schematic

DC Injection Braking

Transformer reduces AC voltage

Transformer requires separate fuses

Full-wave rectifier converts AC into DC

Power Schematic DC section

DC Injection Braking

DC current travels through one phase and back up through another phase

Power Schematic DC injection

DC Injection Braking

Press S2 to start as for DOL starter Press S1 to stop as for DOL but C3 will energise for a time WARNING DC injection braking can burn out the stator windings if time is too long This control circuit can be used for PLUG braking also

Control Circuit