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alternator:

see generatorgenerator,
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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There's also the overvoltage unit generally connected in series, via the power wire to the regulator, between the alternator switch and the regulator.
At many 2-Wheelers the alternator is rigidly attached to the crankshaft, so the phase voltage of the alternator contains the information of the high-resolution engine speed.
Pilots reported the #2 alternator inoperative with associated warning message.
China is the major market for starter motor and alternator in Asia-Oceania region.
The availability on the open market of replacement alternators, replacement alternator parts and a detailed repair manual
When we buy a new battery to install in a customer's car, there's usually a warning sticker that cautions us not to use the alternator to charge up the battery; they want us to plug the battery into a charger and avoid quickly turning the new alternator into an old alternator.
If you ever have problems with the 140-amp alternator after it's installed, don't replace it.
The diodes are the electronic part of the alternator that convert AC voltage to DC.
Due to the fact that the LT AC brushless alternator price in a diesel generator set comprises only 18 to 20 percent of the total generator set cost and it is procured by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the overall profit margins are considerably low.
We searched high and low for an alternator, but we quickly learned that the conventional alternators available on the market were not adequate to provide the additional electrical power necessary to drive our fans," said Bader.
Currently, a separate box is needed for the power and control electronics and the alternator.
That's much better than the I know most alternators (56% efficient on average) can produce at idle, and is enough to let some of the more powerful by-wire systems migrate to 12 volt vehicles.