BRUSHLESS ALTERNATOR WITH SELF-LIMITING SEPARATE EXCITER
Original Publication Date: 1983-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-09
This brushless alternator utilizes a smaller alternator otthe Lundell type as the exciter for the main rotor in the brushless alternator. The smaller alternator or exciter is driven from the same rotating shaft as the main alternator. However, what would normally be considered the "rotor" 11 is bolted or other- wise affixed to the frame 12 of the alternator. The "stator" 13 of the Lundell type exciter is secured to the rotor 14 of the main alternator to freely rotate about the stationary rotor 11.