# Questions tagged [generator]

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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### Can somebody please explain to me the principle of a T-T Earthing system?

How are the transformer, consumer's side and the generator earthed in a T-T Earthing system? I seem to understand that the generator and its frame should be earthed separately; The neutral of the ...
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### Designing/Predicting Output from Permanent Magnet Motorcycle Stators

I'm hoping you can help me. I've long been into motorcycles, and have restored and customized many different bikes. While building custom motorcycles, I often add electrical accessories, and use high ...
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### Power system - Economic dispatch

Quick concept related question, I have a system with 5 generation units and I have to find the maximum demand that the system can support and still be N-1 secure. their max outputs are: Unit A= 155, ...
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### High Frequency Pulse Rate Generator - Science Fair

( For our High School Science Fair) I am trying to find a pulse rate generator capable of producing 2.5Hz - 20,000 Hz utilize with over 10,000 LEDs all at once with several milliseconds in between ...
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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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### What's the phase relation between the sine wave and the sync output from a function generator?

I'm using a function generator to generate a sine wave, and am trying to use the sync (TTL) output to flash an LED at the beginning of each wave pulse. However, when I compare the sin wave and the ...
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### Generate energy from waves that move my ship?

I'm currently building a small solar powered robot boat. I expect it to work fine (because why not.. :-) ), but I'm already looking for other ways than only solar panels to generate electrical power. ...
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### connecting 3 one phase Generator to get three phases

I have a big welder machine that needs around 26 kW and three phases. A generator for this power is a little bit expensive and take me a while to import one. When you are in a complicated situation ...
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### Hook up an automatic transfer switch with two phases only

We have a house in Haiti connected to the shore line. The shore line isn't always working so we bought a generator. I wanted to ground one of the two phases to create one neutral, one phase and a ...
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### How to optimze a coil for needed voltage?

Faraday's law for a coil is : V = A * M * N Where: V = Peak output-voltage A = Area of the cross-section of the wire M = Rate of change of magnetic flux in the coil N = Number of turns of the ...
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### Grid tie inverter on Generator Set

I have a grid tie inverter powered by a 24V battery connected to a circuit that is on a Generator. The grid tie inverter syncs well and outputs 655 – 800W according to the Load. As the load changes ...
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### Charging 3.7V battery from 300W+ generator

I am doing a project involving a bike generator of 500W. All of my previous projects were small LiPo battery powered devices so I want to double check certain aspects of this relatively high power ...
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### Is this stackable low RPM generator design viable?

I'm trying to invent viable hand-crank energy generator for charging phones and similar low-power appliances. I want to avoid gears altogether in the design, because they are hard to manufacture at ...
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### Does using electronics with poor power factor affect the pulse power capability of a generator rated for a certain KVA?

The situation is such: There is a multi-pole, three-phase, permanent magnet generator (rated for 100 KVA, let's say) that feeds into a simple diode rectifier with a capacitive/DC Voltage load (...
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### Generated current in a $3\times450$ VAC $60$ Hz $1150$ kVA generator

Let's say I've a $3\times450$ VAC $60$ Hz $1150$ kVA generator. How much current will there be generated when it runs at maximum capacity? MY WORK: The total Active power over a three-fase ...
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### Change in frequency in a grid that has lost generation?

I have an example about droop and it asks to calculate final frequency in a grid after one generator power generation is lost. The answer is given as 59.889 Hz; however, I am calculating as 59.99 Hz. ...
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### What might cause a fluctuating resistance of a generator winding?

Before assembly of a machine that contains a three phase generator I check the resistance between the 3 phases of the generator with an ohmmeter. The generator is kept stationary and the temperature ...
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### Programmable GHz signals

I would like to generate custom waves in the gigahertz range. With beginner FPGAs like the DE0-Nano or microcontrollers like the Arduino, I can only generate waves up to the kilohertz range. What ...
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### Why would venting an engine create a negative amperage on a generator?

I'm writing simulation software for a civilian helicopter. The helicopter has two engines and two generators. Normally, we calculate the amperage reading of a generator through Ohms. I = W / V. ...
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### Does an HEV Genset need a controller?

I am part of a team at school that designs and builds a hybrid electric vehicle. We have chosen to use a series hybrid configuration, so we will be using a motor as a generator to charge lithium ...
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### BLDC Motor and Generator, query about capacitor bank

I have 3 phase generator (believe to be Wye) which goes to 6 diode rectifier, the rpm can goes from 1000 to 5000. The output of the rectifer (50V say) has ripple on top which goes to 100W Motor ...
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### Electromagnetic coupling structure of a generator?

I was referring to this paper (pg. 7) for designing my own small-scale permanent magnet generator. I came across this electromagnetic coupling structure of the proposed APMM: I am not able to ...
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### Stepper motor as generator

The answer to "DC Motor as a Generator Voltage and Current" from Olin Lathrop included: "Sometimes these parameters can be inferred from other specs. For example, consider a motor that puts out ...
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### Bottle dynamo (bike generator) rectification and stabilization circuit for LED light

A friend of mine would like to convert her bottle dynamo (bike generator) to run a LED light. The light needs to stay on for maybe 90 secs when the bike is stopped, and needs to blink (using a ...
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### How much has the power density of electrical motors and generators changed in recent decades?

I would like to know how much lighter (if at all) a matched combination of an electrical motor and generator with a given power output would be today, compared to a similarly powerful combination ...
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### How can you work out the internal resistance of a rectified 3 phase generator?

If there is a star topology 3 phase generator such as this- Connected to a full-wave diode rectifier such as this- Can you approximate the circuit to this-? (assuming steady state, DC load) If so, ...
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### Charge mobile phone using wind turbine

Using this tutorial as a guide, I have put together simple DIY wind turbine capable of giving around 2.5V - 3V output across the motor when spinning the fan blades. I can also light up some LEDs when ...
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### How does an optimized car battery charging system could be designed?

To start, I saw a scooter electrics. In that implementation, after quite a weak (in my sense) generator it has some shunt linear regulator, that just dissipates overvoltage to heat. Oh god! Weak ...
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### Generator data for synchronizing

I have two DG sets which are to be synchronized on to the same AC bus and needless to say, they must share load. I have gathered some parametric data which I felt would decide how well these can work ...
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### Dc Motor giving ac as well as dc voltage when used as generator

When I rotate the rod or the moving part of motor and probe its output through a multimeter (set on ac measuring) it shows around 0.50 volts. When I set the multimeter on dc measuring, it still shows ...
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### Alternator field winding VS equivalent inductor

I have a question which I know is going to be more opinion biased than factual. I know this isn't the purpose of the forum, but I would really appreciate some extra opinions so I'm going to ask it ...
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### AC water turbine

I am trying to use a water turbine from China to charge a lithium ion battery. The water turbine is rated to 10 watts. I figured that should be enough to charge the battery but I can only ever get ...
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### Permanet Magnet Generator - Torque

I am working on a project with a gas engine at constant speed of 1500RPM to drive a permanent magnet generator with magnetic ball bearings. - SKF.function is GENSET - PM generator is water cooled. - ...
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### How does this stator work?

This stator is out of a Wisconsin VG4D gas motor. Both black leads go to a rectifier. Red and white leads go to a regulator. White lead pigtail goes to ammeter gauge and on to battery. I need to ...
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### What is the reasoning behind the transient circuit for a synchronous machine short circuit?

Assume that a 3 phase symmetrical short circuit occurs at the terminals of a synchronous machine working at no load and constant speeed. The machine is characterised by a field winding fed with a DC ...
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### How can I create a moped DC source from the alternator using the chassis as common GND for both AC and DC?

I need to convert from AC to DC the output of the red wire coming from the right stator coil (marked with R) which is the one that feeds the lamps. The idea is to convert to DC then regulate the ...
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### Automate Manual Choke in Generators

I want to know any ideas to make an auto choke for my home generator. I have an automatic transfer switch (ATS) installed which turns on/off the generator. Most of the time, it is not necessary to ...
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### Why aren't homopolar generators more commonly used?

In particular with the advent of HVDC(high voltage direct current). Using mercury(metal), the resistive losses can be greatly reduced. There has even been some experimental research into neon plasma ...
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I have a cummins generator which is having capacity in name plate as 803 kw. While running the load test, each phase current shows 153 A, 53 A, 120 A and neutral current 27 A or something. How can i ...
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### I need advice for my project

My name is Clement and I'm from Malaysia. I'm currently studying for a diploma for electrical engineering. For my program, I need to design and make a mini portable genset. I have bought all the ...
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### Maximum battery bank capacity chargeable with a 2000W inverter generator

Using a 2000W inverter generator, what is the maximum capacity of a 12V battery bank that it is capable of replenishing if left on constant charge? In theory I assume that at 12V, a 2000W generator ...
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### Understanding generator wear and rotor electrical measurements

I have a generator that I am attempting to fix, and I am getting readings that are out of spec on the rotor brushes. Per some instructional videos I found, I should be measuring 5V AC on the rotor ...
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### Calculating for Load Resistance given a T network in between the source and the load

Problem: Calculate the value of load resistance (Rl) for which maximum transfer occurs. Attempt: What I know is that for the maximum transfer to occur, the load resistance must be equal to the source ...
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### Busbar frequency when two generator working parallel have little difference in their frequency

2 Synchronous generator supplying a load of 3.5MW at 0.8pf lagging. No load frequency of generator 1 and & 2 are 51.5 Hz and 51Hz respectively. The slope of frequency vs power curve of both ...
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### Two 3-phase generators in parallel

I need to calculate the PF of supply V2, a 3-phase generator that is operating in parallel with another generator (11kV star-connected). Both the generators are equally sharing the mechanical load of ...
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### Why does the electrical power of a generator that is close to the short-circuit fault location decrease?

I was reading about shunt faults in power systems in the book Fundamentals of Power System Protection by Y.G. Paithankar and S.R. Bhide and the following sentence confused me: "Further, in an ...
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### Solar Panel Voltage vs. Consumer Solar Generator

I have a 235 W solar panel that I wish to take with me on camping trips. I’m looking at getting a Goal Zero “solar generator” product to store the energy from the panel, specifically the lithium-ion ...
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### Powering PC from motor generator

Commonly there are basic motor generator sets (with or without automatic throttle to compensate for load variations) and then there are those with an inverter to produce a cleaner sine wave using ...