( Electrical engineering : Electrical power )
For an electric motor, brake horsepower is the mechanical horsepower available at the shaft at specified rpm and full load
The difference between the brake horsepower and the indicated horsepower represents the rate at which energy is absorbed in overcoming
mechanical friction of the moving parts of the engine.
Brake horsepower is the horsepower of an engine measured by the degree of resistance offered by a
brake, that represents the useful power that the machine can develop.
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