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Introduction to Motor Starting Analysis

COURSE NO: E05-008
Introduction to Motor Starting Analysis
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course addresses the benefits obtained from motor-starting studies and examines various types of computer-aided studies normally involved in motor-starting studies. It presents data or information required for these studies as well as the expected results of a motor-starting study effort. It presents numerous diagrams and waveforms to help students understand how large motors are started in large industrial systems.


The starting current of most AC motors is several times normal full load current. Both synchronous and induction motors can draw five to ten times full load current when starting them across the line. By using motor-starting study techniques, these problems can be predicted before the installation of the motor. If a starting device is needed, its characteristics and ratings can be easily determined. The study can help select the best method of starting, the proper motor design, or the required system design for minimizing the impact of motor starting on the entire system.


This 5 PDH online course is applicable to electrical engineers with a desire to learn about motor starting analysis.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the basic theory behind Motor Starting Analyses
  • Learning how starting and stopping large motors can affect industrial system performance
  • Learning about motor starting techniques
  • Learning about commercial software modelling techniques, simulation performance and interpretation of the results
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, "Introduction to Motor Starting Analysis".

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Introduction to Motor Starting Analysis (1.5 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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