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DC Motors and Generators Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Learning objectives

  • Identify the windings and connections of a DC generator using generator drawings
  • Identify the windings and connections of a DC motor using motor drawings
  • Explain some problems commonly found with brushes and commutators
  • Describe the basics of commutator and brush maintenance for DC generators and motors
  • Identify items to be checked as part of regular maintenance and inspections

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic components of a DC motor and a DC generator, and be prepared to conduct basic maintenance and inspections of each.

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