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Poles Arrangement in Multipole Generator

  1. Sep 28, 2013 #1
    In multipole generators, why do the poles facing each other have the same polarity? Wouldn't this give rise to a zero net current?

    Consider this link:


    Initially, it gives the example of a simple generator with opposite poles. However, when it comes to the multipole generator, no explanation is given as to why such an arrangement is used.
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  3. Sep 28, 2013 #2


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    Draw the flux lines, then it might make more sense to you.
  4. Sep 28, 2013 #3
    I had thought about the flux lines as well. However, since the armature winding is very close to the poles, shouldn't the flux lines at that distance simply be straight lines perpendicular to the face of the pole?
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