Lundell generator (alternator). Increasing comfort and safety in cars, trucks, and buses driven by combustion engines require more installed. PDF | Due to the increasing power demands in automotive applications, the conventional power generator (Lundell alternator) is rapidly reaching its limits. Abstract—Thermal analysis of Lundell alternators used in automobiles is presented. An analytical thermal model for Lun- dell alternators is proposed, and .

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Characteristic of the output maximum current and efficiency as a function of speed for an alternator Delcotron 22SI type12VA at a battery voltage of 14V, ambient temperature of 25 C and maximum excitation current. Active switch rms current IQ.

The second one is the maximum output current at the highest speed, which corresponds approximately to the DC short-circuit current of the alternator I SC. An efficient cooling method is necessary to limit the temperature in the motor beyond the permissible limits a junction temperature of C for the diodes and the xlternator winding. The output current and the efficiency during high-speed operation can be easily increased by reducing the number of conductors per phase.

Increasing the filling factor will reduce copper losses, however, this is limited by the industrial production constraints Beretta, Altsrnator, the reduction of the number of turns presents also an unacceptable drawback which is a severe reduction of the output power during idle operation.

Reduced Lundell (claw-pole) alternator with an external voltage regulator – Simulink

Copper losses As shown in Table 1the main losses in the alternator are the stator copper losses. The field current is supplied to the rotor windings by slip rings. No output power is required below the idle speed. High power alternators for some applications like buses, trucks or other special vehicles have higher pole numbers between 14 and At nominal excitation current and at lower speeds, the output current is low and the stator is fully saturated due to the weak magnetic reaction. A PFBR is a quite expensive and complex solution; it counts for several active switches and requires rotor position sensing or complex sensorless algorithms Boldea, Generating system with a Lundell alternator Today, the great majority of electrical generator systems installed on combustion powered vehicles are based on a three-phase wound-field synchronous machine.


To reduce magnetic losses in the rotor, it is possible to use a laminated material but the assembly process is more complex Bretta, If the total copper cross section is not modified, the maximum current density is always the same and so the copper losses are not increased.

This method is easier to implement than the AC phase winding reconfiguration. Also note that for non-interleaved structures using PWM, the rms value of the ripple component of the output current is about 10 times more significant than with other structures. Field winding inductance, Lf — Inductance scalar. Filter the load current to desired bandwidth. As the speed increases notably, third harmonics show up in the phase voltage.

With the availability of affordable silicon diode rectifiers, alternators were used instead. Starting in the model year, Ford upgraded the Model T to include an electric starter, which was standard for some models and optional for others. All articles with vague or ambiguous time Vague or ambiguous time from January All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Commons category link is on Wikidata. Alternator efficiency Generally, Lundell alternators are characterized by low efficiency due to important mechanical, copper, and magnetic losses.

The number of turns in the stator winding has a significant effect on the output performances of an alternator connected to a Conventional Diode Rectifier CDR and a battery.

The stator has often a single slot per pole and per phase 36 total slots. This was encouraged by the increasing electrical power required for cars in this period, with increasing loads from larger headlamps, electric wipers, heated rear windows and other accessories. AltVolt — Alternator output voltage scalar.

Alternator (automotive)

Analysis of Electric Machinery. The results are lnudell in Table 2. Diode voltage drop, Vd — Voltage scalar. Increasing the number of poles reduces the inductance of the stator winding, and as a result, increases the short circuit current.


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Until the s, automobiles used DC dynamo generators with commutators. They are lighter, cheaper, more rugged, and can provide useful charge at idle speed. Typical passenger vehicle and light truck alternators use Lundell or ‘claw-pole’ field construction.

The availability of affordable power diodes in the beginning of s paved the way for the widespread use of three-phase claw-pole alternators or Lundell alternators for alternattor generation of electric power in motor vehicles. Both converters must be connected to different three-phase windings that are not magnetically coupled to avoid a decrease of performances.

Field winding resistance, Rf — Resistance scalar. Martins and Philippe Viarouge August 1st Equation 3 shows lunddell new electrical parameters alternattor a m-winding configuration in the same stator. Some warning indicator circuits are equipped with a resistor in parallel with the lamp that permit excitation current to flow if the warning lamp burns out.

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It uses only one unidirectional switch and two additional diodes. Alternator modeling for performance analysis In order to evaluate the performance of the alternator under variable load conditions, both the machine and rectifier systems shall be modeled with appropriate magnetic and electrical models.

The comparison of the output current characteristics with the original alternator shows that the current generated with the PFBR is lower in the range of to rpm Fig. The active rectifier boosts the alternator voltage in order to attain acceptable performances during low speed operation. It has been used for all the experimental work presented in this chapter.

When comparing the output current ripple with the one obtained with the non-interleaved converter presented in fig.

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