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Alternator.

PostPost by: dougal9887 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:59 pm

Rebuilt this today.
Realised I had no idea which wire went where on the slip rings.
Since they're just connecting an electromagnet I just soldered them back on.
Correct?
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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:18 pm

Not quite sure what you did. Did you take a photo to show us?
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PostPost by: dougal9887 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:53 am

Two wires terminate the rotor field windings to the slip rings. This alternator has the later flat plate slip rings
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Slip rings.
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The field wires have no identification and could be connected to either inner or outer ring.
I don't think it matters. Does it?
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PostPost by: oldchieft » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:29 am

I would say electrically no difference

The stationary windings have an alternating EMF and that is then rectified and smoothed.

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PostPost by: dougal9887 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:53 am

Thanks Jon The Chief,

Much as I thought but wasn't sure.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:08 pm

But aren't we talking about the connections to the rotor windings here?

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