overcompound

overcompound

[¦ō·vər¦käm‚pau̇nd]
(electricity)
To use sufficiently many series turns in a compound-wound generator so that the terminal voltage at rated load is greater than at no load, usually to compensate for increased line drop.
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Because of that difference, it was determined that, over the years, in designing compounds to meet certain specifications, they had been inadvertently overcompounded. As a result, compound costs were higher than they needed to be.