The tags (113 questions) and (89 questions) are essentially the same thing, and both poorly named (cryptic or unhyphenated). I propose that they should be merged/synonymized, perhaps to something like or , but in any case there should not be two tags.

I'm bringing this up on meta because they both have a substantial number of questions, and neither one is a good name for a mere synonym proposal, so it seems worth moderator action. (I have been trying to remove , an ambiguous tag whose own excerpt says it shouldn't be used, and a significant fraction of its uses are about motor controllers.)


  • The excerpt claims that it could be used e.g. for devices which control fuel flow to an engine. This seems unlikely to be useful or used.

  • It might make sense to make further distinctions:

    and arguably might mean one of those, but I don't think it is consistently used that way, and I think there should be a tag that suits all-kinds-of-motor-controllers since they have common elements.


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I'm inclined to make the tag and merge both and into it. I'm not sure that the distinction between BLDC and brushed DC motors is useful in the tags, but I'm open to corrections.


Tags , , and have been merged together. They all have synonyms to .

  • \$\begingroup\$ When are you planning to implement this? \$\endgroup\$
    – Kevin Reid
    Sep 15, 2017 at 17:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ @KevinReid Heh... I made the speed-controller tag instead of motor-controller. All finished. \$\endgroup\$
    – W5VO
    Sep 15, 2017 at 17:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah. Looks good now, and I can get back to fixing controller! \$\endgroup\$
    – Kevin Reid
    Sep 15, 2017 at 17:55

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