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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

alternator

A generator of alternating current which is produced by the turning of its rotor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

alternator

an electrical machine that generates an alternating current
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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North America and Europe regions are expected to lead due to the technological advancements with respect to the vehicles alternators and increasing production of vehicles across the region.
It's usually wired to the AUX terminal lug and triggers a warning light when voltage from the positive diode plate has dropped to a level that prevents the alternator from producing current.
Create a union using the 3-inch washer and the four bolts, which will fasten the fan clutch and alternator together.
* Option 2: Buy a new alternator (or get one at a junkyard) and install it (or have a third party install it).
The company will replace the alternators with upgraded versions for free.
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.
diameter and weighing 100 lb.) are in line with many conventional alternators, and the fact that it can use a standard cradle mount assembly and pulley means it can be used as a drop-in retrofit for conventional alternators, EMP said.
The Peugeot-Citroen group has said it will adopt the second generation alternators in a million cars from 2010.
DMML, 100-percent owned by DENSO Corporation, produces starters and alternators and employs 80 people.
ONE of the world's most advanced vehicle alternators will be made in Wales.
The 36-volt battery would take current from a new generation of higher voltage alternators, while the 12-volt battery would recharge directly from the 36-volt.