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Division of Load Between Two Alternators

Author: E.E. Kimberly

If the power of the driver of alternator (a) in Fig. 20-8 be increased by changing its governor setting, then machine (a) will carry a larger portion of the load and alternator (b) will be partly unloaded. The proportion of the total load taken by each alternator will depend entirely on the prime-mover performance and not at all on the relative field excitations of the alternators.

Last Update: 2010-10-06