Renown Electric’s Guide to Carbon Brushes for Motors & Generators


At Renown Electric, we understand that it can be confusing to select the precise carbon brush for your exact generator and motor needs. That is why we got our experts to write a detailed booklet covering this important topic.  The guide is titled: Renown Electric’s Guide to Carbon Brushes for Motors & Generators.

This free 14-page guide is packed with everything you need to know about carbon brushes. Below is a quick overview of what you can expect from Renown Electric’s Guide to Carbon Brushes for Motors & Generators.RenownElectric-CarbonBrushPage

Introduction: What is A Carbon Brush?
Also known as a motor brush, a carbon brush is a sliding contact that is used to transmit an electrical current from a static to a rotating part in a generator or motor. In DC machines, a carbon brush ensures a spark-free commutation. Carbon brushes have three operating parameters: mechanical, electrical, and physical/chemical (a.k.a. environment). Our guide offers detailed information about each of these critical operating parameters. This in turn, will help you select the right carbon brush grade for your specific application.

5 Main Carbon Brush Grades
This section lays out the five main grades of carbon brushes. The different grades include:

  • Electrographitic Brushes (EG)
  • Carbographitic Brushes (A)
  • Soft Graphite Brushes (LFC)
  • Resin-Bonded (Bakelite Graphite) Brushes (BG)
  • Metal Graphite Brushes (CG,MG, or CA)

Choosing the right carbon brush is aspect, but installing the brush properly is as important. If installation is done incorrectly, it can cause a great deal of problems and headaches. This section offers tips for installing carbon brushes in motors. It covers a variety of information that also includes tips for:

  • Basic instillation
  • Brush-holders
  • Commutators and Slip Rings
  • Putting the Motor into Service
  • Film Monitoring

Carbon Brush Maintenance
Once you choose and install your carbon brush it is critical to maintain the brush to guarantee a long life-span and proper functionality. The guide offers readers a full carbon brush maintenance checklist that is easy-to-follow and can be used for any of grade of brush.

Troubleshooting & Repair Guide
Even after all your careful research and preventative maintenance, there is still a chance you might run across trouble. That is why Renown Electric’s Guide to Carbon Brushes for Motors & Generators also includes an exhaustive troubleshooting and repair guide. This guide lays out symptoms you can diagnose with probable causes of your troubles and remedies.

If you are looking to replace, upgrade, or install carbon brushes for your motors and generators, then download our free Guide to Carbon Brushes for Motors & Generators today. If you have any other question, please feel free to contact us directly!

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