What is inductor alternator?

The armature and the field windings of an inductor alternator are both accommodated in the stator. The three phase ac armature windings are distributed in small slots and the dc field windings are concentrated in two slots in the stator. Each field coil spans half the total number of stator slots. Armature coils are connected in star and field coils are connected in series. The rotor resembles a cogged wheel, with no winding. The core of the stator, which is completely embraced by the field coils, will retain a residual magnetism if excited once. When the rotor is rotated, the passage of the rotor teeth alternatively under the field offers a varying reluctance path for the flux produced by the field coils. This flux, which varies periodically, links with the armature coils and induces an emf in them. The frequency of the induced emf depends on the speed of the rotor. The magnitude depends on the speed of the rotor as well as on the level of excitation. The armature and the field windings of an inductor alternator are both accommodated in the stator. The three phase ac armature windings are distributed in small slots and the dc field windings are concentrated in two slots in the stator. Each field coil spans half the total number of stator slots. Armature coils are connected in star and field coils are connected in series. The rotor resembles a cogged wheel, with no winding. The core of the stator, which is completely embraced by the field coils, will retain a residual magnetism if excited once. When the rotor is rotated, the passage of the rotor teeth alternatively under the field offers a varying reluctance path for the flux produced by the field coils. This flux, which varies periodically, links with the armature coils and induces an emf in them. The frequency of the induced emf depends on the speed of the rotor. The magnitude depends on the speed of the rotor as well as on the level of excitation.