generators vs. alternators

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by duckyde, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. duckyde

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    Thinking in automotive terms...I am wondering how to tell the difference visually between an automotive generator versus a automotive alternator when placed side by side. Assuming both have external regulators and also bearing in mind that neither work properly.

    One source tells me it's an alternator, yet another tells me it's a generator. All I know is it doesn't work properly.

    thks
     
  2. SgtWookie

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