Inside the Alternator

Winding Wind Generator Stator
Opening the case reveals:

The rotor winding assembly which rotates inside the stator winding. The rotor generates a magnetic field and the stator winding develops voltage, which causes current to flow from the induced magnetic field of the rotor.

The Rotor Assembly

The Rotor Assembly

Alternator InsideAlternator Stator Winding

The rotor is driven or rotated inside the alternator by an engine (alternator) drive belt.

North And South Pole Alternator

The rotor contains the field winding wound over an iron core which is part of the shaft. Surrounding the field coil are two claw-type finger poles. Each end of the rotor field winding is attached to a slip ring. Stationary brushes connect the alternator to the rotor. The rotor assembly is supported by bearings. One on the shaft and the other in the drive frame.

Alternating Magnetic Field

Alternating Magnetic Field

Alternator Stator Winding

The rotor field winding creates the magnetic field that induces voltage in the stator. The magnetic field saturates the iron finger poles. One finger pole becomes a North pole and the other a South pole.

The rotor spins creating an alternating magnetic field, North, South, North, South, etc.

Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

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