The AC Induction motor is comprised of a simple cage-like rotor and a stator containing three windings. The changing field produced by the AC line current in the stator induces a current in the rotor which interacts with the field and causes the rotor to rotate. No brushes are necessary in this design. The base speed of the AC motor is determined by the number of poles built into the stator windings and the frequency of the AC input voltage . Variable speed control of an AC motor can be accomplished by increasing or decreasing the input frequency.