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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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