I tried searching this site and the internet for answers to my questions but found only partial answers.
I am experimenting with generator design. I am using only one pole of the magnet so as to get pulsating DC output. My question is; What determines the maximum amount of current that a DC generator can deliver to a load? Does the resistance of the generator coils determines this?
Guys, I am very grateful for your response to my question. My background is in Digital Electronics; My knowledge of electromagnetism is not thorough and so I would like to get answers to a few more questions.
1) Autistic, you mentioned that " ....inductive term vector adds to the DCR" What is DCR?
2) I am using one pole only of the magnets to get a DC output. However, I am reading the output voltage as AC. Why? When I set the multimeter to DC it displays milivolts; This makes sense, since no smoothing capacitor was added.
3) This is unrelated to the current discussion. When a voltage is applied to a coil (wound on an iron core), how long does it takes to becomes fully magnetized? When the current flow stops, how fast does it take for demagnetization to occur.