There are generally three types of electrical braking for motors: regenerative braking, dynamic braking, and plugging. Of the three methods, plugging provides the fastest stop, but it can be harsh on both the electrical and mechanical components. Because of this, it’s the least commonly used method of braking, but it is appropriate for some applications.


Plugging — sometimes referred to as “reverse current braking” — is possible on both DC motors and AC induction motors. For DC motors, plugging is achieved by reversing the polarity of the armature voltage. When this happens, the back EMF voltage no longer opposes the supply voltage. Instead, the back EMF and the supply voltage work in the same direction, opposing the motor’s rotation and causing it to come to a near-instant stop. The reverse current produced by the combined supply voltage and back EMF is extremely high, so resistance is placed in the circuit to limit the current.

Plugging Braking Separately Excited DC Motor Drive Simulation

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