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The stationary part of a generator or motor.

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ARMATURE BAR

Copper bars used in place of wire windings, in large armatures, generators, or motors.

GENERATOR

A machine that changes that changes mechanical energy into electrical energy.

STEAM RATE

The steam rate is the pounds of steam that must be supplied per kilowatt-hour of generator output at the steam turbine inlet.

ROTOR

A rotating part of the device: electric motor, turbine, generator.

QUARTZ CRYSTAL CLOCK

A precision timepiece, consisting of a current generator of constant frequency controlled by a resonator made of quartz crystal with suitable methods for producing continuous rotation to operate time-indicating and related mechanisms.

TRIGGER

In a radar set, a sharp voltage pulse which is applied to the modulator tubes to fire the transmitter, applied simultaneously to the sweep generator to start the electron beam moving radially from the sweep origin to the edge of the face of the cathode-ray tube.

COMPOUND GENERATOR

A generator in which the field contains two sets of windings; one connected in series and the other in parallel (shunt) with the armature.

COMMUTATOR

A device that converts the alternating current sine wave produced in all generator armatures into direct current at the dc generator terminals.

EXCITER

A generator used to supply the field currents of a larger dc generator or alternator.

EXCITATION

The production of magnetic flux by supplying electric current to the field poles of a generator to create a variable magnetic field.
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