I am having an argument with some people at school about what locked rotor amps are. Even though I have read in two different books that locked rotor amps are the amps that a motor draws at start up, the other students and teacher disagree with me. The teacher said the only time a motor will have locked rotor amps is when the motor is actually locked up, as in not working properly. Now I am not calling the teacher a lier and I would never pretend to know more then him but I read it in black and white and I have a hard time believing that two different books could both be wrong and I am not the type of person who will blindly believe something just because he should know more. Maybe this is one of those things where people in the field use slang terms or something. So what I am looking for is people in the field that do this for a living day in and day out to see what the general consensus is.