AC GENERATORS–AC ALTERNATORS


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AC GENERATORS–AC ALTERNATORS
AC GENERATORS–AC ALTERNATORSAC generators, often called alternators, are used as the principal source of electric power in almost all transport-category aircraft. The ac system supplies almost all the electric power required for the aircraft. Most of the electrical loads found on traditional large aircraft operate using alternating current; the battery and certain backup systems still require direct current. Where direct current is needed, power from the alternating current system is rectified and sent to one or more dc power distribution buses. It is essential that the distribution system for alternating current and direct current be kept independent of each other. The newest transport category aircraft utilizes more electrical systems than previous designs. Aircraft such as the B-787 an…
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Thomas K. Eismin: Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition. AC GENERATORS–AC ALTERNATORS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export