AC Generators

AC Generators

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 When you complete this lesson, you will understand how an AC generator produces an AC voltage. • List the components of a generator • Describe a rotating field generator • Identify the purpose of an exciter • Explain the process of electromagnetic induction • Describe the sine wave formed when a conductor is rotated through a magnetic field • Identify the difference between a single-phase voltage sine wave and a three-phase voltage sine wave • Explain the relationship between frequency and speed in an AC generator • Explain how to increase voltage produced in a conductor