AC GENERATOR COMPONENTS
The important information in this chapter is summarized below.
AC Generator Components Summary
The field in an AC generator consists of coils of conductors within the
generator that receive a voltage from a source (called excitation) and produce
a magnetic flux.
The armature is the part of an AC generator in which output voltage is
The prime mover is the component that is used to drive the AC generator.
The rotor of an AC generator is the part that is driven by the prime mover
and that rotates.
The stator of an AC generator is the part that is stationary.
Slip rings are electrical connections that are used to transfer power to and
from the rotor of an AC generator.