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al·ter·na·tor

 (ôl′tər-nā′tər, ăl′-)
n.
An electric generator that produces alternating current.

alternator

(ˈɔːltəˌneɪtə)
n
(Electrical Engineering) an electrical machine that generates an alternating current

al•ter•na•tor

(ˈɔl tərˌneɪ tər, ˈæl-)

n.
a generator of alternating current.
[1890–95]

al·ter·na·tor

(ôl′tər-nā′tər)
An electric generator that produces alternating current. The current reverses direction, back and forth, because the generator's coiled wire rotates rapidly within the magnetic field created by its two magnets, causing the charge of the wire to change from positive to negative, depending on which magnetic pole it is closest to.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alternator - an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)alternator - an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
electrical system - equipment in a motor vehicle that provides electricity to start the engine and ignite the fuel and operate the lights and windshield wiper and heater and air conditioner and radio
generator - engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
Translations

alternator

[ˈɒltɜːneɪtəʳ] N (Aut, Elec) → alternador m

alternator

[ˈɔːltərneɪtər] n [car] → alternateur m

alternator

n (Elec) → Wechselstromgenerator m; (Aut) → Lichtmaschine f

alternator

[ˈɒltəneɪtəʳ] n (Elec, Aut) → alternatore m
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Once the battery does its job starting the engine, a healthy alternator keeps it charged, while powering the electrical system even at low engine RPM.
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Option 2: Buy a new alternator (or get one at a junkyard) and install it (or have a third party install it).
The faster the alternator turns, the more electricity it produces to run all the electrical stuff in the car and recharge the battery.
A mechanic from a nearby shop said they had the same problem, but their vehicle's alternator was fried, too
If the charging light is lit on your dashboard or your battery won't stay charged, chances are you've got a bum alternator.
As the pulleys rotate, the alternator produces electricity to charge the battery bank and power the electrical system.
11 -- The Indian low tension (LT) alternating current (AC) brushless alternator market has become heavily dependent on the Indian diesel generator set market, due to chronic power shortages and rapid growth across several segments such as industries, infrastructure, as well as IT and ITES.
Being able to accommodate the increased electrical demand was the other major challenge, but the answer proved to be an alternator design originally developed by Engineered Machined Products (EMP) as part of an advanced cooling system for truck and bus applications.