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Synchronous Generator Ratings

by sandy.bridge
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Dec1-13, 07:02 PM
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Hey all,

If we are given a synchronous generator with the following nameplate values 10MVA, 13.8kV, 2 pole, 60 Hz

why is it not sufficient to go

as we did for transformers?

My reason for asking is because I am trying to determine the voltage regulation of a particular generator. However, if I determine the full load current using the above formula, I get an absurd result.
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Is the generator a 3 phase machine? If so, the apparent power = √3 Voltageline ⋅ Currentline.
13.8kv is a line voltage.
Dec1-13, 09:09 PM
P: 778
How silly of me. Honestly, this entire time my issue was that I did not divide S by three. Thanks!

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