How rating of a circuit breaker for a system is determined?

How rating of a circuit breaker for a system is determined?   The rating of a circuit breaker for a system is determined based on the balanced three phase fault occurring in it. Even though the three phase faults are quite rare, it imposes the most severe duty on the circuit breaker. Hence for any … Read more

Comparision of conventional energy resources

Conventional energy is obtained from the conventional energy resources such as coal, diesel, gas and nucleus. These are non-renewable resources and may exhaust in few decades if consumed at the current rate. The burning of fossil fuels produces harmful gases such as nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur-di-oxide etc and pollutes the environment. The comparison of various … Read more

Operation of generators

The generator is a device which converts the mechanical energy into electrical energy.

Construction

GeneratorIn order to understand the operation of a simple generator, consider rectangular coil ABCD placed in a magnetic field as shown in the figure. The two ends of the coil are connected to the two copper half rings (or split rings) R1 and R2 called commutator. There are two carbon brushes B1 and B2 which press lightly against the two half rings.

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