AC GeneratorsOBJECTIVESTERMINAL OBJECTIVE1.0 Given the type and application of an AC generator, DESCRIBE the operatingcharacteristics of that generator including methods of voltage production, advantages ofeach type, and methods for paralleling.ENABLING OBJECTIVES1.1STATE the purpose of the following components of an AC generator:a. Fieldb. Armaturec. Prime moverd. Rotore. Statorf. Slip rings1.2 Given the speed of rotation and number of poles, CALCULATE the frequency outputof an AC generator.1.3LIST the three losses found in an AC generator.1.4 Given the prime mover input and generator output, DETERMINE the efficiency of anAC generator.1.5DESCRIBE the bases behind the kW and current ratings of an AC generator.1.6DESCRIBE the conditions that must be met prior to paralleling two AC generatorsincluding consequences of not meeting these conditions.1.7DESCRIBE the difference between a stationary field, rotating armature AC generator anda rotating field, stationary armature AC generator.1.8EXPLAIN the differences between a wye-connected and delta-connected AC generatorincluding advantages and disadvantages of each type.Rev. 0 Page v ES-10

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