Item No.: SO2805-1A

Interactive Lab Assistant: DC machines 0.3 kW

This instruction manual makes up an Interactive Lab Assistant course. This multimedia course guides you step-by-step through the aspects of DC machines. The fundamentals are conveyed using easily understood animations. Interactive Lab Assistant, combined with virtual instruments for controlling the hardware, provides a very user-friendly experiment platform.


  • Interactive experiment set-ups
  • Measurements and graphics can be saved within the experiment instructions by means of drag and drop
  • Virtual instruments can be started directly from the experiment instruction pages themselves
  • Questions with feedback and evaluation logic for checking student progress
  • Print-compatible document for comfortable printing of experiment instructions with solutions
  • Labsoft browser, course software and virtual instruments

Training contents:

Motor operation:

  • Motor connection
  • Comparison of shunt-wound, series-wound and compound-wound machines
  • Typical machine data
  • Open-loop speed control with starter and field regulator
  • Reversing the rotation direction
  • Load characteristics at constant input voltage
  • Measurement evaluations

Generator operation:

  • Generator connection
  • Armature voltage as a function of the exciter current
  • Function and application of the field regulator
  • Voltage control, self-excitation and separate excitation
  • Armature current and armature voltage at constant speed and constant exciter current
  • Load diagram of the generator