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1. WO2020113056 - MOTOR WINDING DESIGN FOR AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. An electric motor comprising:

a stator assembly including

a lamination stack,

a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) coupled to the lamination stack at a first axial end of the stator assembly, and

a plurality of windings wrapped about the lamination stack to form coils, each winding including crossover portions extending about a portion of a circumference of the stator assembly to connect pairs of opposite coils;

wherein the crossover portions are located at a second axial end of the stator assembly opposite the first axial end.

2. The electric motor of claim 1, further including a fan located adjacent the second axial end.

3. The electric motor of claim 1, wherein the stator assembly includes terminals electrically connected to the PCBA at the first axial end, each terminal including a tang, and wherein the windings include looped leads that are wrapped about the tangs to electrically connect the coils to the PCBA.

4. The electric motor of claim 1, wherein the lamination stack includes an annular yoke and a plurality of teeth extending inwardly from the yoke, the teeth defining slots

therebetween.

5. The electric motor of claim 4, wherein each tooth includes a crown portion and a body portion connecting the crown portion to the yoke, and wherein the body portions of each tooth are skewed away from a radial direction in a circumferential direction, and wherein the body portions of adjacent teeth altematingly skew toward and away from one another in the circumferential direction.

6. The electric motor of claim 4, wherein the slots include a plurality of first slots and a plurality of second slots, each first slot having a first slot area, and each second slot having a second slot area, the first slot area being larger than the second slot area.

7. The electric motor of claim 6, wherein the stator assembly includes terminals electrically connected to the PCBA at the first axial end, and wherein the windings include leads that contact the terminals to electrically connect the coils to the PCBA, and wherein the leads extend longitudinally between the first axial end and the second axial end to connect the terminals to the crossover portions, and wherein the leads extend through the first slots only.

8. An electric motor comprising:

a stator assembly including

a lamination stack having an outer surface,

a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) is coupled to the lamination stack at a first axial end of the stator assembly,

a plurality of windings wrapped about the lamination stack to form coils, each winding including crossover portions located at a second axial end of the stator assembly opposite the first axial end, the crossover portions extending about a portion of a circumference of the stator assembly to connect pairs of opposite coils, and

terminals coupled to the outer surface of the lamination stack, each terminal extending longitudinally between the first axial end and the second axial end to electrically connect the crossover portions to the PCBA.

9. The electric motor of claim 8, further including a fan located adjacent the second axial end.

10. The electric motor of claim 8, wherein the stator assembly includes attachment members that couple each respective terminal to the outer surface of the lamination stack.

11. The electric motor of claim 8, wherein the lamination stack includes an annular yoke and a plurality of teeth extending inwardly from the yoke, the teeth defining slots

therebetween.

12. The electric motor of claim 8, wherein each terminal including a tang located adjacent the second axial end, and wherein the windings include leads that contact the tangs to electrically connect the coils to the PCBA.

13. The electric motor of claim 12, wherein each tang bends toward the first axial end.

14. The electric motor of claim 8, wherein the windings are configured in a parallel delta configuration.

15. An electric motor comprising:

a stator assembly including

a lamination stack having an outer surface,

a plurality of windings wrapped about the stator assembly to form coils, each winding including crossover portions extending about a portion of a circumference of the stator assembly to connect pairs of opposite coils, and

terminals coupled to the outer surface of the lamination stack, the terminals extending longitudinally between opposite first and second axial ends of the lamination stack, from a connection portion configured to electrically connect to a power source, to a tang configured to electrically connect to at least one of the crossover portions.

16. The electric motor of claim 15, wherein the connection portions are located proximate the first axial end, and the tangs and the windings are located proximate the second axial end.

17. The electric motor of claim 15, wherein the stator assembly further includes a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) coupled to the lamination stack at the first axial end, and wherein the connection portions are electrically connected to the PCBA.

18. The electric motor of claim 15, further including a fan located adjacent the second axial end.

19. The electric motor of claim 15, wherein the stator assembly includes attachment members that couple each respective terminal to the outer surface of the lamination stack.

20. The electric motor of claim 15, wherein the windings are configured in a parallel delta configuration.