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AC Generators

Learning objectives

  • List the components of a generator
  • Describe a rotating field generator
  • Identify the purpose of an exciter
  • Explain the process of electromagnetic induction
  • Describe the sine wave that is formed when a conductor is rotated through a magnetic field
  • Identify the difference between a single-phase voltage sine wave and a three-phase voltage sine wave
  • Explain the relationship between frequency and speed in an AC generator
  • Explain how to increase voltage produced by a conductor

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will understand how an AC generator produces an AC voltage.

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