Difference between Alternator and Generator

Difference between Alternator and Generator

Before studying the difference between alternator and generator, it is important to know about the working of alternator and generator in detail. How does an Alternator works ?↗ Working of Generator in detail↗ By studying the operation of alternator and generator, we find some similarities in them like both machines operates on the principle of … Read more

Armature Reaction in Alternator or Synchronous Generator

Armature Reaction at Resistive load

Armature Reaction: The effect of armature flux on the main field flux in any machine is known as armature reaction. In an Alternator, rotor is energized from a dc supply and made to rotate through the prime mover. When rotor rotates, rotating magnetic field of the rotor cuts the armature conductors and induces voltage (emf) … Read more

Salient Pole Rotor vs Non-Salient Pole Rotor

Salient pole rotor Vs Non salient pole rotor

Construction of rotor in alternator is of two types. The two main types of rotor in synchronous generator↗ are salient pole and non-salient pole rotor. Non-salient pole rotor is also known as cylindrical pole rotor. The main difference between salient pole rotor vs non-salient pole rotor are as follows: Salient Pole Rotor: The term salient … Read more

How does an Alternator Works?

How does an Alternator works?

  Alternator definition: Alternator is basically an AC generator which converts mechanical energy into electrical energy in the form of alternating current at specified frequency. The term alternator is used since it generates AC power. CONSTRUCTION OF ALTERNATOR: Construction of alternator consists of two basic parts termed as stator and rotor. The detail constructional parts … Read more