The Alternator Assembly

106 Alternator Assembly

Alternator Overview: The alternator contains: A rotating field winding called the rotor. A stationary induction winding called the stator. A diode assembly called the rectifier bridge. A control device called the voltage regulator. Two internal fans to promote air circulation

Alternator Design

Alternator Design

Inside Alternator Regulator

Most regulators are on the inside the alternator. Older models have externally mounted regulators.

Unlike other models, this model can be easily serviced from the rear of the unit. The rear cover can be removed to expose internal parts.

However, today's practice is to replace the alternator as a unit, should one of it's internal components fail.

Drive Pulley

Drive Pulley

Alternator drive pulleys either bolt on or are pressed on the rotor shaft. Both 'V' and Multi-grove types are used. Please note this alternator does not have an external fan as part of the pulley assembly.

While many manufacturers do use a external fan for cooling. This alternator has two internal fans to draw air in for cooling.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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