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The Series Generator

Author: E.E. Kimberly

A generator which derives all of its excitation from a series-field winding is called a series generator. A wiring diagram and a typical load characteristic curve of a series generator are shown in Fig. 10-20. Such a characteristic is suited to but few industrial uses. At one time, series generators were used extensively in street lighting. They are still used to some extent as series voltage boosters in d-c transmission systems.

Fig. 10-20. Series Generator

Last Update: 2010-10-05