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ATEE 2000 - Single & Three Phase Motor Circuits & Applications

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: ATEE 1100 

This course reviews common wiring types of single- and three-phase motors and their applications. Connection types, balanced and unbalanced systems, and Delta and Wye configurations will be covered. Students will also calculate the effects of motor design to select the appropriate motor for an application.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: The student will be able to identify a WYE and a Delta system according to the National Electrical Code. 


  1. Demonstrate how to plot a vector diagram of voltages in a three-phase circuit. 

  1. Demonstrate how to calculate the line current in a three-phase system. 

  1. Demonstrate how to calculate the true power and apparent power in three-phase systems. 


Outcome 2: The student will be able to define the operation of a transformer according to the National Electrical Code. 


  1. Define different types of transformers 

  1. Describe the different hazards of back feeding from transformer windings. 

  1. Identify information provided on the nameplate of a transformer. 

  1. Select the proper transformer for a given application. 


Outcome 3: The student will be able to explain the benefits of the different AC motors according to the National Electrical Code. 


  1. Identify the different types of AC motors. 

  1. Identify appropriate applications for AC motors 

  1. Describe the limitations of various types of AC motors. 

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
  1. Across- the- line Stating
  2. AutoTranformer Starting
  3. Resistor and Reactor Starting for AC Motors
  4. Whe- Delta Starting
  5. Part Winding Starters
  6. Direct Current Motors
  7. Single- Phase Motors
  9. Power Factor
  10. Braking
  11. Wound Rotor Motors
  12. Synchronous Motors
  13. Consequent Pole Motors
  14. Variable Voltage magnetic Clutches  Solid- State DC Motor Controls
  15. Variable Frequency Control
  16. Final Exam

Primary Faculty
Graff, Jerry
Secondary Faculty
Pawlowski, Timothy
Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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