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Troubleshooting AC Generators and Alternators

Publication date: 
May 2015
Author(s): 
Chuck Yung, EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist
Type of media: 
Webinar recording
Recording duration: 
60 minutes

This session will cover theory of operation, inspection, operation and troubleshooting tips for AC generators and alternators. For the supervisor, field service technician or service center personnel, generators can present unique challenges. Highlights will include:

  • Theory of operation
  • Testing tips
  • Stator winding cautions
  • How to interpret the exciter motor connection
  • In-shop and on-site testing methods
  • How to test the voltage regulator
  • How to test a generator without a regulator
Topic(s): 
Stators/windings
Alternators/generators
Design/theory/application
Testing