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an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)

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The regulator system senses the alternator voltage at a predetermined set point and adjusts the field current to keep the output voltage at the desired level.
Because the existing alternator signals are used to determine the speed and no extra installations inside the crankcase are necessary, this method may ease the transition from carburetors to EMS.
Front engine charging system was intermittent, then constant alternator inoperative light was observed.
The automotive starter motor and alternator market has witnessed considerable growth in emerging nations such as China, India, and Mexico, following an increasing in vehicle electrification and increasing vehicle production.
Option 3: Remove the alternator, rebuild it, test it and reinstall it (or have a third party do so).
The alternator is fine for replenishing the battery after you start the car and for keeping it topped up.
The problem is with the old 60-amp alternator used on those trucks.
If the battery is less than 50 percent charged, you'll have to charge it up to 100 percent with a battery charger before testing the alternator.
There are two bolts that secure the alternator to the engine.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan on the Indian LT AC brushless alternator market (10 - 2,000 kVA), finds that the market earned revenues of $202.
The development roots of the Power 450 alternator go back approximately four years to when EMP was looking for a high-output unit that it could use as part of what became known as the Mini Hybrid engine thermal management system for transit buses.
French automotive supplier Valeo has developed an improved starter alternator reversible system as part of the European project, Eureka i-StARS.
According to Mike Dowsett, Visteon's manager of Advanced Powertrain Systems, "The system can be implemented on an existing powertrain very, very easily, and eliminates the need for the starter motor, ring gear, and alternator.
The new Bosch alternator can improve a vehicle's fuel economy by up to 6mpg.
Vosper Thornycroft Controls (VTC) has been contracted by Turbomeca to develop the gas turbine alternator control and monitoring system for the Advanced Cycle Low power -- Gas Turbine Alternator (ACL-GTA) project, which is partially funded by Britain and France.