Alternator Used as Motor

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salty9

Joined Jun 8, 2009
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What power can be obtained from an automotive alternator when used as a motor?
 

rvh002@gmail.com

Joined May 15, 2009
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Your question is not clear, An alternator makes electricity by turning it. Now how do you want to turn it into a motor?
 

Mike Mandaville

Joined May 27, 2009
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Your question is not clear, An alternator makes electricity by turning it. Now how do you want to turn it into a motor?
My understanding is that an electric motor is essentially a generator which is used in reverse, and vice-versa. Whether or not this will work in each individual case depends upon the design of the machine. Generally speaking, this will work better for DC machines than for AC machines.
 

rvh002@gmail.com

Joined May 15, 2009
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An alternator is not an electric motor only, it has 3phase rectificating biult in. tHE OUTPUT IS THEREFORE DC (A REGULATOR IS ALSO PART OF THE OUTPUT CIRCIUT)
 
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