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Generators - armature

  1. May 3, 2014 #1
    what is meant by parallel path in lap and wave windings of armature of an generator
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  3. May 4, 2014 #2
    I'm sorry you are not generating any responses at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us? Any new findings?
  4. May 4, 2014 #3
    the parallel path is an equivalent circuit description

    In a lap winding, the number of parallel paths,a, is always equal to the number of
    poles,p, and also to the number of brushes.

    In wave windings, the number of parallel paths,a, is always two (2), and there may be two or
    more brush positions. Wave winding are more suited to high voltage low current applications if memory serves correct. vice versa for lap High current, low voltage

    edit looks like there's been some changes since I looked at DC windings, not surprisingly.

    Last edited: May 4, 2014
  5. May 4, 2014 #4

    jim hardy

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  6. May 4, 2014 #5
    Jim's article is better,
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