How Does an Car Alternator Work?


A car alternator has a fast spinning magnet that is on an axle that is belt driven from the engine which in turn creates an electric current. It is bounded by three coils of wires and as it moves closer to the coils it produces a powerful current. This power runs through a current rectifier that transforms alternating current to direct current and it flows to the battery.
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How Does a Car's Alternator Work?
An alternator is a small electric generator that works on the same principles as power plants and other generators. When a magnetic field moves through a conductor, it produces an electric field. The direction of the motion determines the direction of... More »
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