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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2019
     
    I didn't think electric motors needed starters.
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    Careful kid. You're dribbling on the upholstery.
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    remember slot cars
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2019
     
    Posted By: AngusI didn't think electric motors needed starters.


    Some do--very large industrial ones sometimes have a "pony motor" to get things going. Keeps the initial inrush current down to a dull roar.
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      CommentAuthorping1400
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2019
     
    It is also required for so called “black start” precedure of large synchron generators.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2019
     
    Well, if you allow single phase AC motors in your cars (but why would you?) you will still need a starter winding.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2019
     
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2019
     
    Posted By: AngusWell, if you allow single phase AC motors in your cars (but why would you?) you will still need a starter winding.


    Two-phase motors are self-starting...
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2019 edited
     
    The Tesla Model S powertrain uses one or two Tesla-manufactured three phase, four pole AC induction motors with a copper rotor. There are several available motors, including the performance motor (~450 hp), the ordinary motor (~350 hp), and the "secondary" motor used in dual-motor configurations (~180 hp).


    Keep the current down by frying the first responders, you see.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2019
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanQuestion for you, lads:
    How does a FSD car, with no people on board at all, charge itself?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMM0lRfX6YI
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2019
     
    That is somewhere between creepy and erotic. Let's call it crerotic.
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    I actually still prefer the ground-embedded idea.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2019
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanI actually still prefer the ground-embedded idea.


    Works for corpses.
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    I base that on a reliability argument. Fewer moving parts than that automated schlong thing.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2019
     
    You think it would be better if they reworked the entire fleet?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2019
     
    Best be careful or somebody will file a complaint about inappropriate touching of a Tesla.
    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2019
     
    Sentry mode has that handled.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2019 edited
     
    Aha! You have something there. Sentry mode could perhaps be generalised to wetware. It might keep Neil deGrasse Tyson out of trouble.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2019
     
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    "Almost every day is like Christmas, with Tesla".
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7MpRIVuiyk
    Let Zak & Jess sock it to you!