A generator is a device that generates electricity from mechanical energy via different energy sources such as heat or kinetic energy of water.

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2 generators connected in parallel conflict

We have 2 generators and when we run each of them in solo they work perfectly but when we connect both of them in parallel there's a conflict, here is what i observed when we connect them in parallel. ...
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Using Electric Motor/Generator Instead of Inverter to Deliver AC Mains from Batteries / Solar

I am exploring/researching Solar PV systems and the possibility of setting up a solar installation company. DC/AC inverters are very expensive and I am trying to find a cheaper solution. Question: ...
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Is my dynamo a BLDC generator or PMSM generator?

I want to ask you about a problem please. I have bought an AC dynamo generator (the commercial name). First I don't know is it an AC synchronous generator or a BLDC generator. The dynamo has 12 ...
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How does a Generator creates electricity

I am a freshmen student of marine engineering. I am wondering how does a generator generates electricity? And in what kind of current is it AC or DC?
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Draw relation of rotation speed and output power of PMAC generator with brake resistor

I would like to draw a graph showing the relationship between rotation speed and power of an ideal Sinus PMAC generator with a brake resistor R(load) to be defined controlled via a 4Q Controller ...
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Phase Sequencer

I have 3 phase voltages entering into my PIC ADC (3 different channels ) through a voltage down scaling circuit and I have successfully calculated their rms values inside my controller.Know I want to ...
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Square generator 1KHz to 1MHz with 1KHz precision

I would like to make a square wave generator which will output a signal with amplitude X voltages and frequency between 1KHz to 1MHz, with the precision of 1KHz (for example: 785kHz, 926kHz, 999kHz, ...
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trying to increase current output of a generator

this is my first time posting here also I'm very new to electrical engineering. i am building a pull cord (like a lawn mower) human powered generator and I'm looking for ways to increase the current ...
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What happens to unused power in generators

I have a 7KVA generator which i use for multi-purpose. Some times i run AC on it and some times not. Will the generator consume less fuel when i utilize less power generated from it? Thanks
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Which of the following motors best suit as a wind generator? [closed]

I'm watching some brushless outrunners with low kv as a generator for a simple wind turbine that I'm going to build soon. It might not be a scale or fully useful turbine, because I want to build it ...
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Bicycle AC hub generator is noisy when open circuit, not noisy when closed. Why?

I bought a wheel with a hub generator (Shimano DH-S501) that I installed on my Surly Long Haul Trucker. The generator comes with a plastic cap that covers the terminals of the generator and keeps the ...
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RD-ZD-25F, 220V/50W motor as a generator

I have 2 RD-ZD-25F, 220V/50W DC motors from 2 broken bread-making machines. Can they be used as a generator? I gave one with the hand few spins and I got a little bit of a shock from it. Thanks PS: ...
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Factors determining number of turns in field winding of Sychronous generator

the question is simple, based on what factors do I choose the right number of turns in field winding (for synchronous generator)? It seems like the less turns there are, the more DC current is needed ...
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Simultaneous operation of inverter and diesel generator in a solar system

I have a problem at one of my on-grid solar system project. There is a problem which lets the solar inverter on, when the grid is off and the diesel generator is on. As you know that, the solar ...
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What makes an arbitrary waveform generator arbitrary?

Why are some signal or waveform generators called "Arbitrary Waveform Generators"? Am I misunderstanding the word arbitrary? This question is not necessarily about the word arbitrary but more about ...
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Summer camp project questions - bike charger

For a summer camp, I am building a bike-generator. Well I have found a few articles about that on the internet, but I have put together a list of questions and I would be really appreciated if someone ...
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Triangle Wave Generation

What would be the best way to generate a triangle wave that can operate at 250kHz @ 4V peak-to-peak? I have tried the following circuit: However, the best I could obtain was a 4mV peak to peak ...
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Synchronous Generator Resistive Load Characteristics?

I have a permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM) that I intend to run as a generator. I'd like to test its load characteristics under resistive load. The PMSM is Y-connected. Assuming Y-connected ...
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Diesel generator set [duplicate]

When a 250 KVA DG set with four wire out put (3 phases and one neutral wireis working on full load with 0.8 pf lagging, it will deliver 347.8 A which is the rated current.Then what will be the current ...
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Rated current of a three phase DG set

When the rated current of a 250 KVA DG set is shown as 347.8 A, does it mean that it is the line current or phase current or sum of currents on all phases say R Y B phases
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Why aren't vehicle mounted generators grounded?

To clarify, I'm thinking specifically of PTO-driven generators on fire apparatus. It would seem that they are grounded (Earth ground - not floating) when connected to a hydrant and their hoses are ...
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Most efficient generator for charging 12 V batteries

I have a Honda GX25 mini 4-stroke engine that I want to built a battery charging generator for 12 V lead acid batteries. My first idea was to use an old car alternator as the generator part, but now ...
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best number of turns and diameter of coils using S-25-03-N N45 magnet for 6 to 12 volts output targets at 60 impulse per minute

We are going to make tests in a hacklab in order to conceive and produce a mini electricity generator. Here are the parameters: magnets : S-25-03-N N45 (see: ...
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Line Voltage of a three-phase star-connected generator

"If the phase voltage of a three three-phase star-connected generator is 200 V, what will be the line voltages: a) when the phases are correctly connected b) when the connections to one of the ...
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Can a voltage regulator or stabilizer increase voltage and current simultaneously when used with a generator?

I have just built a generator with a stepper motor I found in a photocopier/printer (24VDC, 0.7A) and a transformer. Without load, the voltage is around 406 VAC. With a bulb (230 VAC, 18 W), the ...
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Taking an unstable DC voltage, and stabilizing it

I have a DC motor generator (basically the motor spins, and it powers an LED at the moment), and the output current (mA range) and voltage is very unstable. For an entire circuit to run on the ...
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How can I supplement a portable generator during peak load.

I'm contemplating purchasing a 2000W generator, to power some of my tools. One potential issue i that I have a saw that pulls 2500 W at startup and then 1800 w to run. Seems to my that as the ...
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Homemade dynamo and alternator

I'm a curious person that knows only basic physics, and I want to craft a homemade power generator (eolic, magnetic or hydroelectric, the origin of the energy doesn't matter yet). I would like to ...
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How to make 5V 650 mA on a summer camp?

On our summer scouts camp, I need to power a tablet (it simulates the computer from The Lost, and the children must activate it every 108 minutes). It requires 4.3 - 5.3 V and about 650 mA. I need to ...
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3-phase Brushless Motor - Are Volts and Amps at (X)RPM equal/similar when used as Generator?

If I have a Brushless 3-phase motor that spins at 3000rpm when given 6.0A @ 20v (no load) will it produce 6.0A and 20v (or anywhere close) when used as a generator and spun at 3000rpm?? And i suppose ...
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Continuous charging and varying load on 48v AGM - Will an ESC work with a battery that is being charged?

So, in a lightweight IC/electric hybrid motorcycle I am using a small 4-stroke engine to turn a Brushless RC motor (the generator). Then a 3-phase rectifier bridge to supply 59.2v DC @ 12amps to a 48v ...
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Can I use a transformer to drop a DC voltage?

Can I use a transformer to drop down the voltage from a generator? Or should I just use a regulator? The generator outputs about 9.3 V and I need about 5 V, and I want to conserve power.
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charging an auto battery for a gate opener?

Commercial gate opening systems use solar recharging systems frequently. My location is inappropriate for solar but is right next to a small stream. What properties of a mini hydro generation would be ...
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Are Neo generators a Scam or not?

After reading the FAQ page of Neo generators, I became incredulous of this particular part (translated from Spanish): HOW DOES IT WORK INTERNALLY? Our optimized system collects the abundant ...
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sine, triangle and square wave generator?

I have little experience regarding wave generating circuits. I am aware that there are various circuits that are able to create signals but i would like to know if there is a circuit that can output ...
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DC motor as a generator as a torque limiter?

Is it possible to use a DC motor as a generator to regulate applied mechanical torque? A hypothetical situation: I have a DC motor acting as a generator attached to the ceiling. The motor shaft has ...
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A simple pulse generator

Basically, I want a minimalistic pulse generator. I guess I've always like the idea of Avalanche Breakdown to do this. I was trying to do this by using 2N2222's in reverse breakdown mode, link here, ...
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Building a micro generator, I need to account for the pulsing DC after my 3 phase diode bridge

I wound my own motor, and tested it to be about 300 RPM per volt, and if my noob math is right, it should be able to handle about 1600 watts with a ~40 volt supply without burning my nice but thinly ...
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Custom WAVE file results in different sound profile than created

My problem is as following: I'm trying to use my sound card to produce a custom repeating wave pattern which I will use in some laboratory test setup. My curve is based on a combination of a couple ...
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resistive braking for induction motor?

It occurred to me that since single-phase AC induction motors can act as generators, it might be possible to brake an induction motor with a resistive load. The basic idea is that when you want to ...
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Two-port network Current Characterization

I was trying to solve this two-pole exercise in which I had to found the z-parameters but I haven't find any clue in the textbook. How should I solve it?
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how to compute the average power from AC generator

I would like to monitor the power produced by an AC generator in a wind turbine. The goal is to monitor how the produced power varies with wind conditions. I connected the power resistor to AC ...
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How to find I-V characteristics of motor?

I have a motor that I'm turning with another motor. I can determine the speed of rotation with a tachometer. One motor is powered with a power supply and it is coupled with another motor. I need to ...
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How do I combine multiple A/C and D/C power sources into one electrical system? [closed]

I'm looking to design an off-grid power system for my house. I'm a complete novice at this point but I'm willing to do a lot of reading to complete the project. There is a lot I still don't yet know ...
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Differentiate between mains and a generator

This question is related to: Can I differentiate between a UPS, Generator and Main sine wave using a micro-controller? I'm only interested in the difference between mains and the generator. ...
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Is it a problem in a single-phase system, if a generator shares neutral with the grid?

I'm planning to use a generator to bridge longer power outages. Both the house and the generator are single-phase. If the main breaker is off, it will only disconnect the phase, the neutral will still ...
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How do I determine terminal characteristics of a dc motor with known torque and angular velocity?

How do I determine the terminal voltages and currents that will be produced by turning a dc motor at a known angular velocity and a known torque? I know that for a dc motor, the load torque has a ...
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Systematically, what would happen if I give a crank at the shaft of a motor?

In particular, I would like to know what would happen if I crank the shaft of the following kinds of motor: brushed DC, brushless DC (the kind used in computer fans now) and 6-coil 3-phase AC ...
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DC Motor as a Generator Voltage and Current

Is there any way to calculate the expected voltage and current, assuming I am turning it at the specified RPM value, when using a DC motor as a generator without physically testing it? In my case I ...
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Charging a battery with two sources, should I put them in series or parallel?

I would like to charge a battery using two sources (solar and a generator), should I put the two sources in series or parallel before the battery? The battery is actually 3 batteries in series. Each ...