What Is an Alternator And How does an Alternator Works?

What Is an AlternatorWhat Is an Alternator

An alternator is an electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current. Most alternators use a rotating magnetic field with a stationary armature,but sometimes, a linear alternator or a rotating armature with a stationary magnetic field is used.

The alternator has two main components, the rotor and the stator.  The rotor is connected directly to the alternator pulley. The stator is mounted to the body of the alternator and remains stationary.

What Is an Alternator And How does an Alternator Works?

You might not know this, but a key component of an automobile’s charging system, which provides current to recharge the battery and what gives the engine it’s spark, the headlights their light, and your heater the blow, is the alternator.

The alternator uses the principle of electromagnetism to produce current. It’s actually very simple. If you take a strong magnet and pass it across a wire, that wire will generate a small voltage.  Take that same wire and loop it many times, than if you pass the same magnet across the bundle of loops, you create a more sizable voltage in that wire.

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