In our last post we mentioned there are certain applications that use brushless DC (BLDC) motors. Succinctly, here are a few that you may or may not have thought about:
- Do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects industry,
- Radio-controlled vehicles industry,
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry, and
- Electric car industry.
In DIY home improvement projects, people use power tools that have BLDC motors installed in the tool that makes them lighter and at times more powerful.
Radio-controlled (RC) vehicles such as airplanes, cars, helicopters, ships, and the latest craze, quadcopters, all use BLDC motors because of less maintenance, being compact, and being lighter.
The HVAC industry uses BLDC motors because they are lightweight, compact, have fewer maintenance needs, and are simple to replace.
Finally, there seems to be a need for alternative fuel vehicles these days. This has rejuvenated the electric car industry with new designs that have better reliability. Part of the increase in reliability has to do with BLDC motors. Below is an infographic from a U.S. company called Sinotech. I ran across this company when I was checking out BLDC motors. That is the beauty of the Internet – with Google, Bing, or Yahoo, all you have to do is come up with a search term and you can learn so much about motors, robots, and their place in the world.
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