What is a Brushless Motor?

Brushless motors are any permanent-magnet motors, switched-reluctance motors, or induction motors that omit the use of commutator and brushes for commutation. You can learn more about ElectroCraft Brushless DC motors at There’s more on this subtopic at: https://www.electrocraft.com/products/bldc/

In this Design World produced video, we consider the motor type that’s usually implied when engineers use the term brushless motor or BLDC Motor— that of the permanent-magnet design. For more information on this, visit https://www.motioncontroltips.com/category/motors/brushless. We also cover other brushless motor designs that don’t have magnets (induction and switched-reluctance) and a few common ways in which brushless motors are driven.

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