what is the hp of the largest electric motor.?
- EE68PELv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
NASA has a wind tunnel in their Langley Research Center that has a motor that is rated 135,000 horsepower.
The electric motors that drive the propellers of the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth II are each rated at 59,000 horsepower.
In Bath County, Virginia, there is a power generating station that pumps water up to a reservoir during the night and operates the pumps and motors as turbines and generators to generate electricity during the daytime. The motors each produce 563,400 horsepower.
Motor manufacturer web sites:
Siemens: induction motors up to 10,000 Hp
Siemens: synchronous motors up to 50 MW, 67,000 Hp
TECO-Westinghouse: various types of motors up to 100,000 Hp
ABB: various types of motors up to 60 MW, 80,000 Hp
General Electric: synchronous motors up to 100,000 Hp
Toshiba: induction and synchronous motors up to 50,000 HpSource(s): http://www.drives.co.uk/fullstory.asp?id=1081 http://www.dom.com/about/stations/hydro/bath.jsp http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/releases/... http://www.qe2.org.uk/engine.html
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- PamelaLv 44 years ago
to get the Ford Excursion (or whatever you have) up to 75 only takes about 50 hp in the real world (less in theory). It's just slow. A couple of Netgain Warp 9 motors connected end to end by their shafts (one with the shaft sticking out both ends) ought to do it. Their continuous rated power is like 25 each. But they can put out 3 times that each, for short bursts. Take off from a stop would be better then the Triton v10, but after 15 mph the v10 is better. After 30 mph the 2 electric motors would start to feel like an under powered v6 or a strong 4 cylinder. After 60 mph it's just painfully slow. The DC electric motors like the Netgain are really strong at low rpm, but weaker at high rpm. You really need 4 motors, 2 motors end to end, direct driving each differential. Then you'll be putting out up to 300+ hp with full time 4wd. Then the truck would really move, especially off the line (not as fast as if you used a transmission, but still fast enough). Still a little slow from 50 to 70 though. You really need a better motor then the ones that are available to home builders. For some reason, all the best motors, like the Tesla Motors motor, and the UQM Powerphase 150, are available to OEM manufacturers only. They're both 3 phase AC induction motors. Their low rpm torque is less strong in proportion to their horsepower, but it's still pretty good, and they can rev higher and they have a wider power band. And they're both pretty got dam powerful. You can get 3 phase AC induction motors, like the HPGC AC50, or the Azure Dynamics AC55. But they're not nearly as good as the Tesla motor. They're really no better they their DC cousins. Less low rpm torque but higher reving, equal power to weight ratio, and they're more expensive. Their power does peak out at higher speeds, which is good for that portion of your driving, but not as good for the off the line take offs. They don't have sufficient torque to direct drive the differential, they require a transmission. But if you're using a transmission, the higher rpms don't make a bit of difference, you might as well pay less money for an equally powered, low reving DC motor. The Tesla motor has great low rpm torque and great top end power. That's the motor you want.
- billrussell42Lv 71 decade ago
Largest electric motor is a linear motor.
Made by Bombardier Corp.
Used in world-wide rapid transit systems such as the one in Tokyo, Japan.
other than that, I have seen 4000 HP motors on the internet.