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Three-Phase AC Generator

  1. Aug 8, 2007 #1
    Although I am comfortable with three-phase circuits in general, visualizing the three-phase AC generator is giving me some problems. I understand that windings are placed 120 degrees apart, but thats about it. Would anyone happen to have a good animation/picture of a three-phase AC generator showing the creation of the three-phase voltages?

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  3. Aug 9, 2007 #2


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  4. Aug 9, 2007 #3
    Although not an animation, an excellent book source that describes polyphase generation (and then some) is titled:
    Delmars Standard Textbook of Electricity by S. Herman
  5. Jul 26, 2010 #4


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    I think these are excellent animations from http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/" [Broken].

    http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/AC.html" [Broken]

    "[URL [Broken] motors and generators

    Edit: oops. I didn't realize this thread is three years old. Anyway, good animations.
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