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in electricity, machine used to change mechanical energy into electrical energy. It operates on the principle of electromagnetic induction, discovered (1831) by Michael Faraday.
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alternator

[′ȯl·tər‚nād·ər]
(electricity)
A mechanical, electrical, or electromechanical device which supplies alternating current.

alternator

A generator of alternating current which is produced by the turning of its rotor.

alternator

A source of electrical power in aircraft that is akin to a generator except that it requires battery power to excite a magnetic field to enable the alternator to provide current.

alternator

an electrical machine that generates an alternating current
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is now shipping PowerEdge(TM), its new series of high-amp alternators developed for medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks.
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Using our alternator example, If Industry developed new, low-friction bearings for the alternator (thereby reducing fuel consumption), how would the PM desire to take advantage of this new technology* The choice--buy new alternators or buy new bearings and rebuild the existing alternators with government assets--will determine what technical data are required to be delivered to enable the desired upgrade approach.
It's the original alternator that came with the H100C and has a long case.
The company stated that the DP A200 offers the highest efficiency rating among major 12-volt heavy-duty alternators in North America, which includes Mitsubishi s 160 amp model.
According to Mike Dowsett, Visteon's manager of Advanced Powertrain Systems, "The system can be implemented on an existing powertrain very, very easily, and eliminates the need for the starter motor, ring gear, and alternator.
Bosch will supply the 14V LI-X alternators in three different sizes with outputs ranging from 1.
note: On an "update" page at the end, the author adds this: "After some thought and trials, we have determined it would be better to use a newer alternator (as I did with the 1992 Pontiac model) because of the increased efficiency over the older, larger units.
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Provision of 5 engines rated from 280 to 400 kVA broken down as follows: 2 x 280 kVA, 350 kVA 1 motor, 2 motors 400 kVA, 7 alternators power 105-800 KVA broken down as follows: 1 alternator 105 kVA, 365 kVA alternator 1, 1 generator 150 kVA and 800 kVA alternators 4.
Spacer, NSN 5310-01-337-7034, is used with brace, NSN 5340-01-292-8404, on 200-amp alternators.