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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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Overall, the automotive alternator is used to charge the automotive battery that supplies power to the electric and electronic components of a vehicle.
This is because the alternator may just be in an intermittent overload or may still be able to provide enough current to run essentials.
In the target electric system, the alternator is controlled by a negative feedback controller using SOC value as a reference input.
The report also provides a comprehensive review of market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and key issues in the global automotive starter motor and alternator market.
Option 2: If the owner wishes to buy a new alternator and install It (or have a third party install it), then more information is needed, including complete specifications for a replacement alternator and instructions on how to remove, replace and test a new one.
If you drive around to charge it up, you'll wear out the alternator. Then you need a new alternator and battery.
The company will replace the alternators with upgraded versions for free.
"Unfortunately it is the third alternator (failure) we've had and there have been others in other cars.
If the alternator is good, you'll get a voltage reading of 13.5 to 1.4.5 volts.
Position the new belt around the pulleys exactly as the worn belt, then reinstall the stationary bolt and adjust the position of the alternator. You should use a tension gauge to check the tension, but you can estimate it by pressing on the belt.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan on the Indian LT AC brushless alternator market (10 - 2,000 kVA), finds that the market earned revenues of $202.1 million in FY 2009-10 and estimates this to reach $352.5 million in 2015.