Reactor Start Split Phase Induction Electric Motor
This motor is equipped with an auxiliary winding, displaced in magnetic position from, and connected in parallel with the main winding. The reactor reduces the starting current and increases the current lag in the main winding. At approximately 75% of synchronous speed, the starting switch operates to shunt out the reactor, disconnecting the auxiliary winding from the circuit.
This is a constant speed motor and is best for light running machines such as fans, small blowers, business machines, grinders, etc.