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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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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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Bulk power markets hour ending convention why?

Is there an engineering explanation for the hour ending (HE) convention common to US Independent System Operators (ISO)? For example, hover over any MISO real time market data and they will show the ...
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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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In a non-magnet, excited-coil generator, what percentage of the generator's total output is used to excite the coil?

I am building a DC permanent-magnet generator with the magnets in the rotor. The stator coils are my unique winding. The overall efficiency of the generator is measured with a digital torque meter ...
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Voltage/Frequency characteristics as a motor dies off

So, hopefully this is a simple enough answer for someone. I was recently posed a question concerning the coastdown characteristics of a pump as they pertain to the trip setpoints of a breaker. One ...
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Transmission Bus Admittance Question

I have a question about calculating the admittance between buses in the single line diagram shown below: The solution I have been given shows that the admittance between bus 2-2 is found by adding ...
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Does transformer line side voltage varies with backup generator on load side running at from 0 to 100%?

We have a transformer of 750 KVA with 5.75% impedance. On the load side we have loads and a back-up emergency generator. This emergency generator is capable of supplying the loads and still export ...
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Is there a RF signal device for a 120 or 240 vac wire to start and stop a standby generator?

Our standby generators automatically start when a switch in the automatic transfer switch closes and the gen stops when that switch opens. Usually we bury 2 16ga wires along with two 120/240v hot and ...
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Ripple on tens-millivolts sinus waveform

I’m trying to make a DDS to generate a sinusoidal signal with tens to hundreds of millivolt amplitude and hundreds kHz frequency using an LTC1666 DAC. But I have some confusing results. Device ...
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What is the reason for compensation at async generator outputs?

I see capacitor banks are installed at async generator outputs. What is the function of compensation in this case? I thought compensation was done at the consumer and for induction motors. Can this ...
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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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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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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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Received a new Tektronix AFG1022 function generator, I would like to see if I could output a higher amplitude using a transformer or amplifier

I'd like to operate in a 0-12 V range, I would like to see what the best option would be to increase the voltage at the output. Our maximum frequency is 1Hz if there may be an issue with attenuation.
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What electric setup do I need to get electricity from a BLDC motor?

I'm trying to create a small scale wind turbine for a project. I plan on using a BLDC motor with some blades on it to capture artificially created wind. I'm new to electronics, but I was thinking of ...
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Windmill 3 Phase AC control PCB

I've created a PCB for my newly built 3D printed Windmill. Now I am not entirely sure about all the components and the way they function, so I'd like to have your opinion on the circuitry before I ...
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120v house equipment with 240v generator question

Tornado took out power around here for a good while. Parents aren't here and I'm stuck with the task of hooking up a generator. I'm not savvy with this stuff very much at all. Here's the issue. The ...
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Design of synchronous generator with traezoidal back emf

I want to design an ac synchronous generator that has trapezoidal back emf. However, the synchronous generator has to be wound-field, i.e. no permanent magnets for field excitation. Is it possible to ...
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What happens when you put two rectifiers in series to get DC from a stepper motor?

For a project a stepper motor is used as a generator because of the decent amount of power at low RPM. Now have found that one rectifier is sufficient when placing the coils in series. First however, ...
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Earthing portable generator directly to earth pin of powerpoint?

I have just bought a generator was wondering is there a reason I cant ground it to the earth pin on a power point in my home? Im thinking a cable with single earth wire and power plug on the end so I ...
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How do I calculate the Output current of a generator?

I got this axial flux generator form China for a small wind project. How should I calculate the output current (rated current) of this? I basically need this information for sizing the wire. The ...
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How do I calculate the regulation of the generator in a Ward-Leonard system?

I have a DC motor with independent excitation, power by a ward-leonard system. The nominal voltage applied to the motor is 250 V. I have to calculate what regulation(%) to apply to the generator so ...
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Gaussian filter circuit

I want to convert a 10 MHz train of square wave, 3.3 V to a Gaussian pulse train of the same frequency and amplitude. This Gaussian pulse will be sent into an electro-optical modulator where it ...
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Circuit to run a 3 phase magnet generator as motor?

I am trying to convert a wind generator to a brushless motor. As you can see at the image, it has 16 magnets and 12 coils. The coils are connected as 3 phase, star connection, so I have 3 output ...
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Why does rotor of synchoronous generator accelerate during faults?

I don't understand the electrical torque in a generator. Isn't the counter torque related to the armature current in the generator? Why does electrical torque decrease during fault in lines that ...
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How can I calculate the power capacity of a AC to DC converter?

This seems off topic, but will explain why I need to do what I am doing. I'm currently homeless, but need to build a generator on the cheap. I have a camper that uses 30a service. I have an ...
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Simplifying Salient Machine Impedance Parameters to Classical Synchronous Machine Model

I have a data sheet for generator impedance that specifies the quadrature and direct axis impedance for a salient machine. I'm not really interested in fully modeling the machine's for stability ...
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How to create a mechanical vibration?

I need to create a system which will make vibrate horizontally a plastic tube of diameter 4cm, of height 3cm, which axis is vertical, and whose weight is 11g. The frequency should be modifiable ...
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Simulation of the Micro-kinetic generator

I am simulating the block diagram of the Autoquartz system during unwinding in Simulink. I want to get the current of microgenerator (Ibus), but I get an oscillating pattern, which you can see here ....
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Advice on thermoelectric generators

Hey everyone I was curious if you could help me. There maybe several questions in this so bear with me. Btw I am not an engineer so try and keep it simple please. What variables are needed to find how ...
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Estimation of Synchronous Generator Mechanical Damping

We know that the no load acceleration torque of a synchronous generator is given by the equation (Ta = Tm -Te - Td) where Td = Dw and D being the damping due to rotor losses. Is there a way of ...
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Role of independent and dependent sources when calculating equivalent resistance

There are plenty of topics about this question, but I did not find a precise answer. Let's consider two points A and B of a generic circuit and suppose you want to find the equivalent resistance ...