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Do you know how do alternators work? Before going into the details of the user of alternators on board ships, let us understand some basic working principles of the same. When a coil of wire is rotated in a magnetic field an electric current is generated. This current is called as alternating current as its direction and value keeps on fluctuating. The current can be collected from the coil with the help of slip rings which are fitted with carbon brushes.

Do you know how do alternators work? Before going into the details of the user of alternators on board ships, let us understand some basic working principles of the same. When a coil of wire is rotated in a magnetic field an electric current is generated. This current is called as alternating current as its direction and value keeps on fluctuating. The current can be collected from the coil with the help of slip rings which are fitted with carbon brushes.

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MG 15 - How An Alternator Works

That's all well and good, but just exactly what does all that mean? To get a good idea, it is first necessary to understand how an alternator works. You don't need an engineering degree, just a basic understanding of the general principles. Figure 1, below, is a block diagram, or a "functional" diagram, of an alternator, and its connections to the remainder of the automobile electrical system. Following the figure is a description of the various components that make up an alternator, and a description of how each operates to keep the battery charged in your car.