Can you use permanent magnets In an alternator Instead of electromagnets? And the poles/magnets are they staggered north south like a generator? I was going to build an 8 pole/magnet rotor. Was wondering if I would stager them North South. I think I do. But would just like to confirm it. My textbook is pretty good Delmar,s Standard Textbook of Electricity. But it seems to have left this info out. Help please.