Electrical Machines
Synchronous condensers are used to

All of these
 reduce hunting
 improve the power factor
 improve starting torque

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Electrical Machines
The 3 - Φ induction motors are, by a very considerable margin, the most widely used AC motors as

  they have very good speed regulation.
  they are capable of operation under range of leading and lagging pf.
  these are cheaper in cost, simple and rugged in construction.
  they have maximum efficiency and maximum starting torque.

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Electrical Machines
Consider the following statements regarding the speed control of dc motors : 1. ward-leonard method is suitable forconstant-torque drives 2. Ward-leonard method is suitable for constant-power drives 3. field-control method facilitates speed control below base speed 4. Armature-resistance control method is more efficient than ward-leanard method 5. Field-control method is suitable for constant-torque drives 6. Armature-resistance control method is suitable for constant-torque drives From these, the correct answer is

 1, 3, 5
 1, 2, 5
 1, 2, 6
 1, 4, 6

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In case of a DC Shunt motor if the load is decreased to some extent, what will happen to its speed?

 The speed will increase abruptly.
 The speed will increase gradually.
 The speed will remains almost constant.
 The speed will increase in proportion to reduction in load.

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