# Induction Motor Rotation

How we can change the direction of rotation of Induction motor?

#### p2atik Profile Answers by p2atik

• Dec 18th, 2009

Since the rotation of the rotor of the induction motor is in the direction of the rotating magnetic field, if we change the direction of this feld we can change the direction of the rotor. Hence, we have to change the phase sequence of the voltage applied.

#### raghufromhassan Profile Answers by raghufromhassan

• Dec 18th, 2009

By changing the supply phase sequence from RYB to RBY its possible to change the direction of rotation of an induction motor.

#### hossam.yousry Profile Answers by hossam.yousry

• Jan 2nd, 2010

By exchanging any two phases by each other for example from ABC to ACB

#### ips302 Profile

• Jul 5th, 2010

By interchanging any two phases.

R----     TO    Y----   OR   B----
Y----               B----           R----
B----               R----           Y----

#### bittu123 Profile Answers by bittu123 Questions by bittu123

• Nov 9th, 2011

If considering 3ph IM: change phase sequence as told by many.

If considering single phase capacitor start motor : replace capacitor from auxilliary winding to main winding.

#### gurnam

• Nov 2nd, 2012

The rotation of single phase induction motor can be changed by exchanging the primary winding or auxiliary winding but only one winding should be reversed otherwise nothing will be happens to the direction of rotation.

The capacitor is included to reduced the starting current and used to maintain the required phase angle between two phase.

On the other hand direction of rotation of three phase induction motor can be reversed by exchanging the only two phases i.e RYB to RBY

• Nov 4th, 2012

By changing phase sequence that is known as plugging.

#### Pardeep Sharma

• Dec 29th, 2012

Simply change the phase sequence of any two wire.

#### atul sudhakar

• May 2nd, 2014

by interchanging the two terminals keeping the third one fixed (fix R terminal and interchange Y and B)

#### vidya

• Nov 13th, 2017

What if all 3 phases are interchanged between 3 of them?