AC Generator: Parts & Functions

AC generators consist of field windings, an armature (coil), slip rings, and brushes

Generators convert mechanical energy into electrical energy by means of electromagnetic induction. AC generators, also referred to as alternators, convert mechanical energy into AC voltage and current. AC generators consist of field windings or permanent magnets, an armature, slip rings, and brushes. See Figure 1. Figure 1. AC generators consist …

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DC Generator Types | Series Shunt Compound Generators

The three types of DC generators are series-wound, shunt-wound, and compound-wound generators. The difference between the types is based on the relationship of the field windings to the external circuit. Series-Wound DC Generators A series-wound DC generator is a generator that has its field windings connected in series with the …

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DC Generator: Parts & Working

DC generators consist of field windings, an armature, a commutator, and brushes

A DC generator is a machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by means of electromagnetic induction. DC generators operate on the principle that when a coil of wire is rotated in a magnetic field, a voltage is induced in the coil. The amount of voltage induced in the …

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Solenoid Applications in Daily World

Solenoids can be found in a wide range of equipment. In residential equipment, solenoids can be found in doorbells, washing machines, and kitchen appliances. Solenoids are commonly used in commercial and industrial control circuit applications such as hydraulics/ pneumatics, refrigeration, combustion, general-purpose controls, and pneumatic robotics. Hydraulics/Pneumatics Solenoid-operated valves typically …

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Solenoid Characteristics

Solenoid inrush current

The two primary characteristics of a solenoid are the amount of voltage applied to the coil and the amount of current allowed to pass through the coil. Solenoid voltage characteristics include pick-up voltage, seal-in voltage, and drop-out voltage. Solenoid current characteristics include coil inrush current and sealed current. Coils Magnetic …

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Solenoid Types & Construction

A solenoid is an electric output device that converts electrical energy into a linear mechanical force. The magnetic attraction of a solenoid may be used to transmit force. Solenoids may be combined with an armature, which transmits the force created by the solenoid into useful work. An armature is the …

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Digital Logic Functions | Digital Logic Gates

Control devices such as push buttons, limit switches, and pressure switches are connected into a circuit so that the circuit can function in a predetermined manner. All control circuits are basic logic functions or combinations of logic functions. Logic functions are common to all areas of industry. This includes electricity, …

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Motor Starter Control Circuit Diagram

Figure 2 Three Phase induction motor

The electrical industry has established a universal set of symbols and rules on how line diagrams (circuits) are laid out. By applying these standards, an electrician establishes a working practice with a language in common with all electricians. One Load per Line No more than one load should be placed …

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