Introduction and Disclaimer

Ken Dickson-Self

This course is designed to teach students about induction motors and the methods used to control and troubleshoot them.

This document has been developed for instruction and education only. While reasonable care has been exercised in respect to content accuracy, the author assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or suitability for any application or misapplication of course contents.

You cannot use anything in this Pressbook as professional electrical advice. Please follow the rules and electrical codes for your area. They are in place to protect people and property from hazards that arise from the use of electricity. Some of the material and techniques used in this training may not be utilized for a permanent approved installation of motors or their controls. They are for education and demonstration purposes only.

Use of these materials and their application is entirely at your own risk and they are provided “As Is” and “As Available”. The author and Linn-Benton Community College do not make any express or implied warranties, endorsements or representations whatsoever as to the application of this material, information, content, or products.

In numerous cases, videos and other outside content has been linked to from this document. All attempts have been made to source information from domains that will not change, but nothing in our age-of-the-internet is permanent. If you find a broken link or missing resource, feel free to contact Ken Dickson-Self at


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