Alternator Voltage Regulators and Controllers

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In this module we learn how the voltage of an alternator is regulated to appropriate levels for battery charging. Voltage regulators for alternators have evolved over time from simple devices with a single setpoint to complex and sophisticated controllers acting on data from a mass of sensors to optimize, control, and troubleshoot DC systems. 

The videos for this module are still a work in progress. But you can access all the content in the form of lecture notes.

Alternator Voltage Regulators and Controllers

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We learn about field current and how this controls the output of an alternator. We also look at various charge profiles.

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We get to know how to detect faults with alternators and how we can "hot wire" an alternator to bypass its regulator in case of an emergency.

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Jan & Nigel

This course has been created in a joint effort by Nigel Calder and Dr. Jan Athenst├Ądt. Nigel is responsible for the lecture notes and Jan will take the role of presenter and guide you through the lessons.

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