General-purpose motors are suitable for a wide range of applications and scenarios. Henceforth, these motors usually come in standard dimensions and classifications. As a matter of fact, they rely on alternating current or commonly called as AC. They differentiate in terms of horsepower, RPM, and voltage. Some even have dual wound for operation flexibility.Unlike DC motors
, they are easier to maintain because they don't use bushes and only rely on rotating magnetic field. General-purpose AC electrical motors are available in either three-phase or single phase. The former is more energy-efficient, but you will need a three-phase power source. The latter, on the other hand, are divided into two - capacitor start and split phase. The difference between the two is torque. Capacitor start motors are best for compressors and conveyors
because of its high starting torque. Split phase motors are for air-conditioners, blowers, and other household equipment since they are easy to load.