November 27, 2011

What is Synchronous Generator?

Synchronous generators or alternators are used to convert mechanical power derived from steam, gas, or hydraulic-turbine to ac electric power.

  • Synchronous generators are the primary source of electrical energy we consume today.
  • Large ac power networks rely almost exclusively on synchronous generators.
  • Synchronous motors are built in large units compare to induction motors (Induction motors are cheaper for smaller ratings) and used for constant speed industrial drives.


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