Induction Motor Rotation

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

Questions by sintayew   answers by sintayew

Showing Answers 1 - 10 of 10 Answers


  • 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.


  • Jul 5th, 2010

By interchanging any two phases.

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

  Was this answer useful?  Yes


  • 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

  Was this answer useful?  Yes

Pardeep Sharma

  • Dec 29th, 2012

Simply change the phase sequence of any two wire.

  Was this answer useful?  Yes

atul sudhakar

  • May 2nd, 2014

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

  Was this answer useful?  Yes


  • Nov 13th, 2017

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

  Was this answer useful?  Yes

Give your answer:

If you think the above answer is not correct, Please select a reason and add your answer below.


Related Answered Questions


Related Open Questions