motor generator


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motor generator

n
(Electrical Engineering) a generator driven by an electric motor, by means of which the voltage, frequency, or phases of an electrical power supply can be changed
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The main static converters (MSCs) replace the traditional 650kW motor generators, an essential part of the submarine's onboard electrical power system.
In the event that more ride-through is needed, an extended ride--through motor generator set with a flywheel will provide a minimum of 15 seconds of ridethrough.
In normal operation the utility provides power to the RHS TriPower motor generator. Outages up to a typical minimum five-minute battery are handled by the battery through the RHS inverter (longer interval batteries are available).
19 is actually a hybrid, combining a V6 engine with two motor generators, one that is based on kinetic energy and the other on heat energy (or brakes and exhaust gases, respectively).