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Definition of the noun alternator

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noun - plural: alternators

  1. an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)
    • domain: auto / automobile / car / machine / motorcar
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: generator = engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
    • part of: electrical system = equipment in a motor vehicle that provides electricity to start the engine and ignite the fuel and operate the lights and windshield wiper and heater and air conditioner and radio

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  1. Alternator: Alternators are used in modern automobiles to charge the battery and to power the electrical system when its engine is running.
  2. Alternator a.k.a. Electrical Generator: An electrical generator is a component which converts kinetic energy to electrical energy. This is to be used for specific generators, and not categories.

Phrases with Alternator

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  5. Species Rogas Alternator
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alternator

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Google previewThe Boat Electrics Bible (2015)

A Practical Guide to Repairs, Installations and Maintenance on Yachts and Motorboats by Andy Johnson

The alternator is an inherently reliable workhorse and is the principal source of charging in most, if not all, marine systems.

Google previewElectrical Science for Technicians (2015)

by Adrian Waygood

the world's largest alternator is a Siemens/ GE 700 MV∙A unit, with a mass of over 700 t (tonnes), installed as...

Google previewChemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alternator: An alternator is an electromechanical device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy inthe formof alternating current. Most alternators use a rotating magnetic field with a stationary armature but occasionally, a rotating ...

Google previewUniversity Physics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alternator: An alternator is an electromechanical device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current. Most alternators use a rotating magnetic field with a stationary armature but occasionally, a rotating ...

Google previewElectrical Installations Technology (2013)

The Commonwealth and International Library: Electrical Engineering Division by J. F. Whitfield

Alternator Principles An alternator is a generator of alternating current. It has been shown in Chapter 8, and again in Chapter 10, that a simple wire loop rotated between a pair of magnetic poles will have an alternating e.m.f. induced in it.

Google previewPOWER ELECTRONICS HANDBOOK (2011)

by Muhammad Rashid

Thus, an appropriate dc-side model for a Lundell alternator is a large open-circuit voltage (related to the back-emf magnitude) in series with a large current- and speed-dependent output impedance. This characteristic, coupled with the long ...

Google previewThe Knowledge (2014)

How to Rebuild our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell

There are around a billion motor vehicles on the planet now – with the US having the greatest ownership of any nation, at around a quarter of the total – and each has a salvageable alternator. The car alternator is an ingenious mechanism.

Google previewElectrical Power Systems and Computers (2011)

Selected Papers from the 2011 International Conference on Electric and Electronics (EEIC 2011) in Nanchang, China on June 20-22, 2011 by Xiaofeng Wan

The Lundell alternator is a wound-field three-phase synchronous generator with claw-pole rotor design [5]. A simple equivalent circuit model for the Lundell alternator is shown in Fig. 2. In a wound-field generator, the output voltage or current ...

Google previewHandbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives (2005)

by Ali Emadi

DC-TO-AC CONVERSION The Lundell alternator is a source of electrical power to be utilized in most automobiles. The power available is to be utilized during running and in stationary conditions. The role of the battery is very important in ...

Google previewAutomotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Vol. 2 (2015)

Projects by Tony Candela

The alternator is the source of power for all of the vehicle's accessories (including the battery) when the engine is running. The fact of the matter is that your charging system's state of health determines how well the accessories you install in ...

Google previewCollege Physics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alternator: An alternator is an electromechanical device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current. Most alternators use a rotating magnetic field with a stationary armature but occasionally, a rotating ...

Google previewFCS Electrical Systems and Practice L2 (2007)

Key word An alternator is an electric generator that ...

Google previewOld Time Radios! Restoration and Repair (1990)

by Joseph Carr

The principal difference between the power station alternator and the radio transmitter alternator is that there are many more poles and a faster rotating speed. Vacuum tubes did not become practical for transmitters until the early 1920s, ...

Google previewJeep 4X4 Performance Handbook

by Jim Allen

A big industrial alternator is a must for a vehicle with heavy electrical loads. If you have a winch. 100 amps is the minimum size, but bigger is better This Premier 160 CS alternator is externally regulated, built to industrial specs, and will pump ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

The following sections describe the generating and rectifying functions of an alternator and explain the typical characteristics. As shown in Figure 11, when field current flows through the brushes to the slip rings connected to the rotor coil, the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Radio (1998)

by Donald G. Godfrey, Frederic A. Leigh

In 1900, Reginald Fessenden asked General Electric to build a high-frequency alternator for wireless transmission. Fessenden was pursuing two objectives: increase the distance that wireless signals could travel and make possible wireless ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology (2005)

by Colin Hempstead, William Worthington

A promising candidate for a true continuous wave radio transmitter was the high-frequency alternator.

Google previewThe Practical Encyclopedia of Boating (2007)

An A-Z Compendium of Navigation, Seamanship, Boat Maintenance, and Nautical Wisdom by John Vigor

Alternator Troubleshooting Chart Battery/Alternator/Regulator Problems: Undercharging Symptom: Battery never seems to regain full charge. FIX: Look for equipment inadvertent- 's wiring. Run an equalization charge recovery procedure on ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1995)

Volume 54 - Steam Reforming: Operating Experience to Storage Tank Explosion Safeguards by John J. McKetta Jr

GANAPATHY Steam Turbine, Power Estimation Back-pressure, or condensing , extraction steam turbine/alternator systems are widely used in the chemical process industries to meet electrical power and process steam requirements.

Google previewPilot's Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge (2013)

Federal Aviation Administration by Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration

Some have a warning light that, when lighted, indicates a discharge in the systemasa generator/alternator malfunction. Referto the AFM or POH for appropriate action to be taken. Anotherelectrical monitoring indicator is aloadmeter. Thistype of ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio (2010)

by Christopher H. Sterling, Cary O'Dell

The specifictechnological innovation driving the navy's concernwas the Alexanderson alternator, then theonly effective means of achieving longrangeradio communication. Developed from designs of Reginald Fessendenand greatly improved ...

Google previewDCC Dictionary 1.0 (2014)

by William H. Bradley

Alternator An electromechanical device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current (AC). Most alternators use a rotating magnetic field with a stationary armature but, occasionally, a rotating armature is ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Science & Energy - Science & Energy (2012)

alternator Generator of alternating current that is used especially in the automobile industry (powering electrical devices) and in power houses. armature winding Conductive wire on the armature; the rotor moves in front of it to produce an ...

Google previewKids Third Dictionary of 2000 Words

Alternator. Amethyst. Amoeba. Amplifier. An Album is a book with blank pages in which valuable items, like postage stamps, photographs or momentous are kept. An Alien is a creature from other world. An Alligator is a large reptile with a big ...

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