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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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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 28, 2019-: Automotive Alternator Market 2019: Emerging Technologies, Size, Share, Trends, Key Players Analysis, Development Status And Growth, Opportunity Assessment And Industry Expansion Strategies 2022
Alternator manufacturer Stamford has launched two new products at the Middle East Electricity exhibition being held in Dubai.
After troubleshooting with manufacturer's service department, unit shorted internally, which the manufacturer would not warranty because they said the alternator was at fault.
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.
In the ICE vehicles, an alternator is mechanically attached to the engine and rotates with a crankshaft by a pulley.
The four major components include a vehicle alternator with a built-in voltage regulator, a General Motors (GM) fan and clutch assembly (I used one from a 1988 GM 350 motor), a tower or pole on which to mount the generator (15 feet of used 2-inch tubing cost me $20), and the metal to build a bracket for mounting the generator on the tower or pole.
[USPRwire, Sun Sep 13 2015] Alternator Market by Product (Starter Motor & Alternator), Technology (BAS, Enhanced Starter, Direct Start, ISG), Power Output (1.0-3.0KW,3.0-5.0KW,>5.0KW), Type (Electric, Gear Reduction), Vehicle Type (ICE, Micro-Hybrid, Hybrid), & by Region - Forecast to 2020
* Option 2: Buy a new alternator (or get one at a junkyard) and install it (or have a third party install it).
Because the faster the crankshaft turns, the faster it turns the belt that runs the alternator. The faster the alternator turns, the more electricity it produces to run all the electrical stuff in the car and recharge the battery.
Chrysler investigators traced the problem to heat fatigue in an alternator diode.
A mechanic from a nearby shop said they had the same problem, but their vehicle's alternator was fried, too!