What does an alternator produce?

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An alternator produces direct current that is used to charge up the battery while the car is running.
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Does anyone produce a linear alternator of around 1 to 1.5 kW commercially?

QDrive is the only company I know which manufactures commercial linear alternators. Visit www.qdrive.com for details. They manufacture linear alternators upto 10 kW. But I guess they are very heavy! The Umbra Group (www.umbragroup.it) also manufactures linear alternators from 700 Watts to +50 kW. These linear alternators take advantage of the back-drivable nature of ball-screws to amplify the linear input velocity into higher rotary output velocity which is harnessed for electrical power production. Consequently, these units are much smaller and lighter than competing designs.

What is the alterneator?

The alternator is the device in a vehicle's engine compartment that generates electricity. It is commonly found bolted to the engine block and driven by the belt assembly.

What type of device produces alternating current?

Answer . A "generator" usually produces DC current.. An "alternator" usually produces AC current.. Older cars up to the 1960's used generators. Newer cars use alternators (simpler design) with diode rectifiers to convert the AC to DC.. Batteries are DC. Some electronic circuitry (inverters) can change DC to AC.

How does an alternator produce different amps?

Answer . It depends on the load and the voltage. In an automobile, a battery will typically have a voltage of about 12 Volts. If the engine is not running and you turn on the lights, the lights will start drawing current from the battery and the voltage will drop by a volt or so, depending on how strong a charge the battery has. An alternator will produce in the neighborhood of 15 Volts. If it is trying to push current into a system with a fully charged battery, it will only be able to push a few amps. If the voltage in the battery drops, the alternator will be able to push more amps. A completely dead battery will draw the most current (amps).

How do you produce alternating current and direct current?

alternative current Alternating current is produced by a type of generator called an alternator. Direct current is produces by a generator called a dynamo, or by rectifying altenating current, or solar panels, or cells and batteries.

How is alternating current produced?

It's the natural output from a coil that rotates within a field. To produce d.c. requires the natural a.c. output to be rectified (usually by means of a split-ring commutator).

How much elctricity can an automotive alternator produce compared to how much electricity it takes to drive it.?

\nit will take more electricity to run the alternator than the alternator can produce to drive the motor. the inefficiency is caused by waste heat, friction in the bearings and drive connection. it a law of thermodynamics that a closed system can't produce more energy than it consumes. \n. \nthe difference (how much electricity) depends on the overall design, and whether or not it exists in a weightless vacuum at near absolute zero temperature. Both conditions can increase efficiency.\n. \nsome other conditions might be whether the mechanism was designed by cavemen, or hypothetical CAD software that balances a thousand variables in a split second to maximize efficiency of the materials employed. \n. \nif near 100% efficency is achieved, it would still be a useless machine because it could only run itself.

Alternate energy source produced from atomic reactions?

There are two: Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion. Fission is whena neutron is fired at an element with a high atomic number (usuallyUranium) which then splits, releasing energy and more neutrons.this produces a chain reaction, which continues until all nucleihave been split. Fusion occurs in stars and a few experimentalreactors, and happens when two forms of Hydrogen nuclei (Deuteriumand Tritium) fuse into an unstable nucleus, which in turn splitsagain into Helium and a spare neutron. Fission can start at anytemperature, but Fusion only when Hydrogen is in a plasma state.

Do automobile alternators always produce electricity when the engine is on?

Yes, the alternators job is recharge the battery after it starts the engine as well as operate the engine electronics, lights, radio a/c and heater and all other electrical items the alternators output will vary with engine rpm and load. but the output is limited by the voltage regulator which will maintain 14.5 max with the amperage rating at whatever the alternators rated for. Example, at an engine idle of around 750 rpms the alternator will produce around 12.5 volts and around 30amps. when the engines running at acceleration or crusing speed of 2500 rpms the alternator will produce 14 volts and 60 amps. these numbers will fluxuate along with the demand and load. if you turn everything electric on the load of course goes up so the alternator produces more power to keep from draining the battery. such as if no electric items are on the alternator will produce a lower number just enough to keep everything going w/o using the battery.. hope this helps Jason

How is an alternating current produced?

EMF is induced in a coil when it is rotated in magnetic field. The magnetic field is obtained in the space between N Pole and S Pole of a magnet. coil is kept on shaft and it is rotated. To take out the current from the coil, two slip rings made of brass are kept on the shaft. The slip rings are insulated from each other and from the shaft. Carbon brushes are placed on the slip ring. EMF is available across these brushes. Load is connected across the brushes. This is called single phase type alternator or AC Generator. In practice three phase type alternator is used. In alternator, used in power stations, armature is kept stationary and field is rotated.

Investigatory project about alternative methods of producing iodized salt?

Alternative Methods of Producing Iodized Salt . Abstract Due to the high incidence of iodine deficiency diseases (IDD) in the Philippines, iodized salt has become quite popular on the market. The aim of this research project is to discover different methods of making cheap and accessible iodized salt. Different gadgets were designed to mix the salt and potassium iodate (KIO3) adequately. The iodometric titration method was used to test for the iodine content of the manufactured salt. To prove the efficiency and consistency of the gadget, the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) test was performed. It has been shown that the iodine has been evenly distributed at 100 ppm, which is the standard amount. Thus, satisfactory results have been obtained. However, ways to improve the appearance and stability of the salt under storage may still be pursued. Introduction Iodine deficiency diseases (IDD) are very common in the Philippines, especially in the mountainous regions and in regions located in inland areas without direct access to the sea. In 1987, about 3.5 percent of the population was affected with IDD, according to the goiter prevalence survey done by Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI). Selected References Department of Health. Guidelines for Salt Iodination for IDD Elimination Training Modules, 1994. Mannar, V. Salt Iodination-Part 2: Iodination Techniques. IDD Newsletter, 1988. Suwanik, R., et al. Simple Technology Provides Effective IDD Control at the Village Level. IDD Newsletter, 1989..

What percent of US electricity is produced by alternative means?

I am never sure what is meant by 'alternative energy'. Does it include nuclear and hydro for example? The best I can do is give a breakdown as follows,(for 2006) and you can decide what you call the alternatives. Coal + oil + natural gas 70.8 percent. Hydro 7.0 percent. Nuclear 19.4 percent. Wind 0.7 percent. Solar 0.1 percent. Incinerators 0.3 percent. Geothermal 0.3 percent. Biomass 1.3 percent. I expect wind and solar are now a little higher than in 2006

How is alternating current produced in a generator?

In an AC generator an armature is rotated in a magnetic field. This induces an electric current in the armature. if you want more look on the bottom. As the crank turns the armature rotates in the magnetic field. One side of the armature moves up, and the other side moves down. The up and down motion induces a current in the wire. The current is in opposite directions on two sides of the armature. After the armature turns halfway, each side of it reverses direction in the magnetic field. The side that moved up moves down, vice versa. The current is induced. As the Armature turns, slip rings turn with it. They are attached to the ends of the armature. As they turn, they make contact with the brushes. The brushes can be connected to the rest of the circuit. In this way, a generator becomes energy source.

What voltage should your alternator produce?

Charging Voltage Range . On vehicles with a 12 Volt electrical system the alternator [or generator if so equipped] output voltage is considered acceptable if it is in the range of 13.5 volts to 16 volts. . Any voltage below 13.5 volts will not adequately recharge the battery, and anything above 16 volts will tend to cause the battery to overheat, and boil-off the water from the battery.

Why does a generator produce alternating current?

i guess only those who study electrical science will ask these questions but why do they ask this kind of stupid questions. its basic electricals it depends on the design whether the generator produces AC or DC generally reffered AC--- Alternator DC----- generator to produce AC supply a simple design change in generator (DC) will do it in the place of split rings (DC generators) place a slip rings it'l produce AC coz there wont be any change in polarinty even though armature rotates as output conductors stick to the same slip ring throuh carbon brushes and produces a polarity change called ac

Alternative energy source produced from atomic reactions?

There are two: Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion. Fission is when a neutron is fired at an element with a high atomic number (usually Uranium) which then splits, releasing energy and more neutrons. this produces a chain reaction, which continues until all nuclei have been split. Fusion occurs in stars and a few experimental reactors, and happens when two forms of Hydrogen nuclei (Deuterium and Tritium) fuse into an unstable nucleus, which in turn splits again into Helium and a spare neutron. Fission can start at any temperature, but Fusion only when Hydrogen is in a plasma state.

In what year did Nikola Tesla invented the generator that produced alternating current?

Tesla invented the alternating-current generator that provides your light and electricity, the transformer through which it is sent, and even the high voltage coil of your picture tube. The Tesla Coil, in fact, is used in radios, television sets, and a wide range of other electronic equipment - invented in 1891, no-one's ever come up with anything better.

Is Nuclear Energy an alternate energy source produced from atomic reactions?

Nuclear energy is formed by either nuclear fusion or nuclearfission. Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or moreatomic nuclei collide at a very high speed and join to form a newtype of atomic nucleus. Nuclear fission is either a nuclearreaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of anatom splits into smaller parts.

How much voltage does an Isuzu trooper Alternator produce?

Alternators should produce around 14 volts. I say around because this can vary with temperature, engine speed and the age of the alternator. If you think yours is kicking out too much it's probably the voltage regulator. If you think its not enough it could be the brushes. The easiest thing to do is to pull it and take it to a parts store; most of them will test your alternator for free.

What is an alternative answer?

A second answer, perfectly proper, to a question. "is light a wave?". Well, "yes". But also, "yes and no". It implies that the question needs refining.

What is an alternative to oil resources but it require careful disposal of the radioactive waste that are produced?

It is a very wasteful, and environmentally harmful practice to generate electricity using hydrocarbon fuel resources. We have much safer and cleaner alternatives like: . hydro . thermal (using steam generated by the heat at the core of the earth) . wind . solar (photovoltaic cells), and other methods of harnessing the power of the sun . the energy of the waves in the ocean (a technology that is currently being developed) . nuclear fusion (there is another method much safer, and less harmful than the use of uranium or plutonium, the use of thorium (a highly abundant element that can't be used for weaponry) in a molten salt reactor is much cheaper, safer and doesn't produce the radioactive waste that won't degrade for thousands and thousands of years) . the burning of wood waste . capturing and burning the methane that is a by-product of decomposition in every landfill site used for garbage disposal . the heat generated by garbage incinerators can be used to boil water creating steam which turns turbines that generate electricity . AND MORE..... All of these methods are preferable to burning hydrocarbons for many reasons other than the limited supply and increasing cost of oil. One only has to consider the environmental impacts and the answer is clear, society needs to weigh the pros and cons of the different alternatives and choose to adopt a cleaner greener method.

What component cause a generator to produce direct current rather than alternating current?

it depends on the design whether the generator produces AC or DC generally reffered AC--- Alternator DC----- generator to produce AC supply a simple design change in generator (DC) willdo it in the place of split rings/ commutators (as in DC generators)place a slip rings it'l produce AC coz there wont be any change in polarinty even though armaturerotates as output conductors stick to the same slip ring throuhcarbon brushes and produces a polarity change called ac Answer Modern generators are 'alternators', that is a.c. generators.Vehicle alternators, for example, are three-phase a.c. machineswhose output is converted to d.c. using semiconductor devicescalled 'rectifiers'.

What effects do alternative methods of producing electricity have on the environment?

There are various effects on the environment: . hydro-electric dams flood large patches of river, often removing fertile land and even towns and villages. They may alter the spawning habitat for fish. . tidal barrages may affect fish movements, and may cause a silt buildup. . wind farms are producing complaints from neighbours for their background noise. . all alternative, that is, renewable methods of producing electricity mean that less carbon dioxide is put into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels.

Why alternator produces low voltage?

It produces from 13.5 to 15.5 volts but it produces high amperage. It only produces that voltage as that is all that is needed to recharge a 12 volt battery.

Can we find a better and good alternative energy source that produces a lot of energy?

In suitable sunny climates Concentrated Solar Power is efficient, clean (no carbon dioxide emissions) and is already being used successfully in Spain and America. A circle of movable mirrors focus the sun on the top of a central tower. This heats molten salts hot enough to generate electricity immediately and also to store enough hot salts to keep providing electricity overnight. Initially this is more expensive than another coal-fired power station. But every year the cost of coal rises, the cost of coal transport rises and the carbon dioxide and other pollution emitted becomes more and more intolerable. 20,000 coal miners are killed in mining accidents in China every year. This is an unacceptable price to pay! In contrast the Solar Tower has no ongoing fuel costs, no carbon dioxide emissions, and little maintenance! Every year it looks better! Another Answer; Currently there are a few non fossil fuel driven sources that will produce more energy than they take to build. Hydroelectric can and does provide substantial amounts of power and could produce more. Nuclear is also a very clean alternative. There are billions being spent annually to develop wind and solar power to overcome some very serious significant problems with each. While neither are still not a reasonable alternative, from a return of investment standpoint, they are becoming more suitable in some locations. Current return on most solar voltaic systems, for example is in area of twenty years, unless we depend on government subsidizes. One major disadvantage of solar panels that are currently in use, is they only provide reduced power in warmer temperatures. It is hoped that technology can overcome this situation. Wind has similar issues. The window of acceptable wind velocities is currently fairly small. Wind systems average performance is less then 10% of the rated power. With research, it is hoped these technologies will someday be cost effective.

Why should you use alternative energies instead of fossil fuels to produce electricity?

Consumers should convert to alternate energies rather than use fossil fuels to produce electricity because we have a limited supply of fossil fuel- we will run out. Just because we have a limited supply, doesn't mean that there's like no fossil fuel left, but at one point we will run out of fossils to produce the fuel. It takes approximately 500 years to have a fossil develop, so if we ever ran out of fossil fuel, we would have to wait another 500 years for more to be produced. That's also why gas prices are constantly on the rise, because our supply is limited, and it's becoming more valuable. Fossil fuel also pollutes are air and water. If everyone used alternate energy sources to produce electricity, we would majorly cut down earth's pollution, potentially helping save the human race in the long run. That's why we should use alternate energy sources rather than fossil fuels to produce electricity.