Alternator

Alternator, Device converting mechanical to electrical energy.

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An alternator is an electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current. For reasons of cost and simplicity, most alternators use a rotating magnetic field with a stationary armature. Occasionally, a linear alternator or a rotating armature with a stationary magnetic field is used. In principle, any AC electrical generator can be called an alternator, but usually the term refers to small rotating machines driven by automotive and other internal combustion engines. An alternator that uses a permanent magnet for its magnetic field is called a magneto.

Alternator (automotive)
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Alternator (automotive) ... An alternator is a type of electric generator used in modern automobiles to charge the battery and to power the electrical system when its engine is running...

Linear alternator
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Linear alternator ... A linear alternator is essentially a linear motor used as an electrical generator. An alternator is a type of alternating current (AC) electrical generator...

Alexanderson alternator
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Alexanderson alternator ... An Alexanderson alternator is a rotating machine invented by Ernst Alexanderson in 1904 for the generation of high-frequency alternating current for use...

Goldschmidt alternator
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Goldschmidt alternator ... The Goldschmidt alternator or reflector alternator, invented in 1908 by German engineer Rudolph Goldschmidt, was a rotating machine which generated radio...

Compensated pulsed alternator
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Compensated pulsed alternator ... compensated pulsed alternator, also known by the portmanteau compulsator, is a form of power supply. As the name suggests, it is an alternator that is "compensated"...

Start-stop system
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Start-stop system ... the car's electrical system must be maintained by the battery after the alternator stops generating current. The starter is reinforced and designed to withstand...

Diesel generator
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Diesel generator ... the combination of a diesel engine with an electric generator (often an alternator) to generate electrical energy. This is a specific case of engine-generator...

Electric generator
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Electric generator ... broad categories, dynamos and alternators. Dynamos generate pulsing direct current through the use of a commutator. Alternators generate alternating current...

Dynamo
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Dynamo ... electric motor, the alternating-current alternator, and the rotary converter. Today, the simpler alternator dominates large scale power generation, for...

Synchronization (alternating current)
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Synchronization (alternating current) ... disconnect it automatically. Synchronous speeds for synchronous motors and alternators depend on the number of poles on the machine and the frequency of the...

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Flux switching alternator
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