"The alternator is a dynamo designed for the generation of alternating currents. It has collecting rings instead of a communtator so that the current is delivered just as it is generated, and a small direct current dynamo for engergizing its field magnets, the pole-pieces of which are generally very numerous." -Avery 1895

Alternator

"The alternator is a dynamo designed for the generation of alternating currents. It has collecting rings…

A direct-connected generating unit. A high-speed piston-valve engine driving a small alternator.

Generating Unit

A direct-connected generating unit. A high-speed piston-valve engine driving a small alternator.

A passive electrical component that can store energy in a magnetic field created by the electric current passing through it. An inductor's ability to store magnetic energy is measured by its inductance, in units of henries.

Alternator Inductor

A passive electrical component that can store energy in a magnetic field created by the electric current…

This n electric generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. The reverse conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy is done by a motor.

Power Generator

This n electric generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. The reverse…