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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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What should my priorities be in designing a home generator?

I have a few basic electrical engineering questions. My purpose is a home wind/ hydro electric project to sell back to the grid. My questions are these: 1. Which generates greater power: running at a ...
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Practicality of a sound based electrical generator

I am wondering:- Numerous electrical generators have been designed for every type of renewable energy I can think of; we have solar panels, hydroelectric dams and wind turbines, to name a few. ...
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I am looking to isolate an inverter when power from a generator is applied- debounce relay?

I have tried to find specific info on this scenario with no luck The situation is this; Off grid power system 12v battery store runs 12v lights etc. and an inverter for things difficult to run or ...
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How do I build a one shot non-retriggerable pulse generation circuit with 2 triggers?

I'm kind of a noob when it comes to electronics (I'm mainly a computer programmer), so please bear with me. I want to construct a one shot non-retriggerable pulse generation circuit that has two ...
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How to get power/electricity when the power is cut? [closed]

My power bill is cut and power is out until someone pays it. I was wondering if there are any scientific methods available to create a source of power to charge a laptop and keep it full for at least ...
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Magnet in the generator?

I'd like to know if there is some magnet in the rotor or in the stator of the generator? Or neither of those (rotor & stator) need a magnet for the current to flow?
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Wheel speed from Shimano dyamo hub using arduino

I'm trying to figure out a way to extrapolate wheel speed from the Dynamo hub I just purchased. I outputs 6V 3W AC, and I would like to potentially measure it using an arduino if possible, I' assuming ...
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Using a brushless DC motor for generator

Is it possible to use a brushless DC motor as a generator? If we use the brushless DC motor in the following configuration, the brushless DC motor is used in front wheel of a rover/small car, and the ...
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Power flow in powerworld

I want to simulate power flow project with Powerworld and I have some questions: How to insert Branch fuse for each bus? How to enter the MVA of each generator,because I see just the MW and Mvar for ...
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Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Direct & Quadrature Inductance

I've modeled the following motor (http://www.evo-electric.com/inc/files/AFM-140-Spec-Sheet-V1.1.pdf) assuming a direct & quadrature inductance of 0.2mH. However, I think I may have mistaken this ...
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Load sharing using asynchronous motors

I am involved in the design of a system composed of: multiple asynchronous motors, each equipped with separate drive, all acting in parallel on a load, via a common rack and pinion transmission. ...
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Magnet strength in dynamo design

I come from a computer background, and apologies if this question sounds elementary. While designing a dynamo, I came across a problem of how to calculate the the strength of the magnetic field, and ...
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Cumulatively excited and Differentially excited DC generator

Is a cumulatively excited DC generator long shunt or short shunt motor?
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What happens to the flow rate of water through a hydro electric generator

What happens to the flow rate of water through a hydro electric generator when the electrical load changes? This question refers to what happens in the absence of human intervention.
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using ICL8038 waveform generator IC with arduino uno

How do I use the ICL8038 waveform generator IC with arduino uno ? I have been trying to find apt resources but I find either the IC being used without the arduino uno or resources explaining how to ...
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DC shunt generators problem

One of the questions in my book goes like this... 'A shunt generator delivers 450 Amps at 230 volts...'. The resistance of the shunt field, armature and brush contacts are given. I get that the 450 ...
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Wind energy (using 220V AC motor)

I have created a mechanical section of windmill generator but I am stuck in the power section. Knowing that I used ac 220V motor, how can I convert this unknown and variable AC voltage into DC 12V?
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How to select most efficient motor for generator?

First post. Please forgive me if this is a stupid question. This post can be broken down into two questions. I am building a bicycle generator, but am new to the field of EE. I am trying to select ...
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3 Phase Motor Rectifier

I have a Turnigy Rotomax 50cc engine and I am trying to rectify it. I don't know whether it has delta or a wye winding style but I suspect that it is delta(Left Picture). This is what I have so far: ...
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Derating of a Generator?

What is actually meant by derating of a generator and what are the factors to be taken into considerations for derating a generator. Also what are the methods involved in derating a generator and what ...
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Exact (accurate) and cheapest Second Signal Generator circuit

Sorry, this is my first question. I want to create a watch (clock) with needles, but I want to create a circuit to generate the second signal (not labview, not software). I need to know the IC's ...
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How do I determine what size generator I need?

What are the number of factors and considerations to be taken into account before sizing a prime rated generator? I am having a situation where I would be having 3 motors of 10 kW each and all these ...
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Could a significant amount of electricity be generated from public hand-operated generators?

So imagine you're at a bus stop at a train station. You're bored and have got nothing to do. So you see a big crank-handle sitting there doing nothing, and because you're bored, you decide to spin it ...
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DC motor spun clockwise then counter clockwise creates AC current?

I am making a generator with a DC motor but the style of turning the rotor would be clockwise and then counter-clockwise, and I would want to capture as much current as possible so I hope it could be ...
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How do I find power flow and shaft torque of induction motor?

A 50Hz induction motor has a synchronous speed of 3000 RPM. The motor has 2 poles and is initially running below the synchronous speed. An external force is applied and the motor is now rotated at ...
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Switch mode power supply connected to the diesel generator makes bad voltage oscillation

GEKO diesel generator has 60 kVA electric power. Our switch mode power supply connected to this generator via passive filter DL-50EA3 and 6-pulse bridge rectifier (see the schematic). In this ...
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LED Bike light - blowing at high speeds? [closed]

My bicycle is equipped with a about 5 year old hub dynamo and a LED front- and backlight. I suspect the dynamo is a DC-generator though this likely may be false. But if its true, it would mean that ...
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simulating a lightning generator

I didn't have much input with the original post, so I'm taking a different approach now. How do I model a transient/lightning source whose output looks like the shown waveform when connected to the ...
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Temporary, high-power energy storage

I'm currently building a small, portable human-powered charger for supplying a 1W led. I salvaged a dynamo core from a torch, but I'm unable to use other components inside since the torch is only ...
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Raising Alternator Voltage

Does anyone have a good idea on how I could raise the voltage from a 12v car alternator to 48v dc for use in a 48v wind system? Could I put a dc negative voltage of 36v into the regulator field ...
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Single phase from 3 phase generator

I got a good deal on a 3-phase generator, but everything I have is single phase. There's a sticker on it that says 230v 60hz. The output is a 4-wire plug. I did some testing with my multimeter and it ...
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How to correctly edit a system to increase per-unit voltage of a bus [PowerWorld Simulator]

I have created and simulated the following energy system using PowerWorld Simulator 17 (please download the picture if it's not clear). Now, I was given the requirement that every bus should have ...
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Help building electric generator? [closed]

I am in the process of building an electric generator for the first time, and I have found out most of what I need to do, except the following things. Can I have 2 rows of magnets linked together ...
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Generator speed, and power output. Frequency

When you have a sudden change in load, I understand that you can expect to see sudden, voltage/current spikes. I also understand that you can expect to see a generator speed up or slow down for a ...
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Parallel generators don't divide reactive KVAR load equally

We have three generators cat 3412 800kW at our power station. They load in synchronization. But we have a problem in the sharing of the reactive power KVAR. The voltage regulator used in the system ...
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Using a motor as a generator: How fast does it need to rotate?

I have a dc motor with the following specifications: ...
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Advantages of DDS over arbitray function generator

DDS and arbitrary function generator are digital function generator, and both of them are generate sample from memory, so how to differentiate DDS and arbitrary function generator in term of the ...
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How to identify the type of function generator

As the model of the function generator TEKTRONIX AFG 3022B didn't mention what type is it? DDS function generator, or analog function generator or digital function generator? so how to identify it?
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Importance of keeping the electricity network frequency stable

The frequency in the electricity network is kept in balance by primary and secondary control among others (see e. g. here). I read that frequencies below 47.5 Hertz are dangerous and can lead to ...
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What does 'Braked Voltage' mean on a charge controller?

Here is the complete specs of the controller. Battery rated voltage: 12v Wind turbine rated power: 300w Wind turbine braked voltage: 15v Recover voltage: 13.5v Quiescent dissipation: <8ma ...
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Meaning of “with respect to rotor and stator”

In the following example, when it says “with respect to stator” and “with respect to rotor”, did they mean the rotor part of the synchronous generator in both cases? Example: The excitation field in ...
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Windmill generator voltage-regulation with clamping diode

I am making a windmill powered generator. The charge controller I have is rated for a maximum input of 15V. I want to protect the controller in the event of high voltage spikes produced in a wind ...
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power cable connection inside ATS [closed]

it is known that ATS is used to switch power between generator and utility. but what will happen if we interchange the connection of power cable in the wrong way.(on ATS contact for utility and ...
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Simple broadband RF generator [closed]

How to make a generator of RF signal which have multiple signal outputs ? Details: ...
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Home Built Hybrid EV Battery Charge current limiting

I have a hybrid EV that I'm working on which uses 2 48V DC motors with a maximum load of 300 Amps each, for a total maximum load of 600A. I have 2 alternators running off a gas engine generating 125 ...
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What makes automotive alternators so inneficient relative to other applications?

Automotive and some marine alternators typically have an efficiency curve with a peak of 60%. Image from http://www.intechopen.com Whereas alternators to other types of applications reach 96% of ...
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DC motor as a generator: characteristics

I am using a DC motor as a generator for my small toy/experiment. The problem is that the motor/generator can not provide enough counter EMF or torque or whatever the correct word is. So the rotor on ...
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Is it possible to use coolers/fans as wind powered generators?

Is there a way to make a fan/cooler generate electricity by rotating its blades using the forces of nature? I just tried rotating different coolers and fans I have at home with a 2 volt pocket ...
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How does one estimate the electrical power of a power plant?

I've asked several people how a power plant creates power (i.e. currents and voltages) and I found that they were unsure. In addition, I’ve done several searches to get more information, and I was not ...
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Load on a generator

I am really stuck on this and I couldn't find any references on the internet regarding this. When a load is connected to a generator, why does the current withdrawn from the generator increases. Since ...