Energy conversion apparatus
Combination DC/AC generator for automotive vehicles
Supplemental automotive vehicular heater system and method of providing same
Combined electric starter and alternator system using a permanent magnet synchronous machine Patent #: 4862009
ApplicationNo. 602468 filed on 10/23/1990
US Classes:310/112, Plural units, structurally united307/84, Plural generators310/68DConversion elements, (e.g., transformers, rectifiers, etc.)
ExaminersPrimary: Stephan, Steven L.
Assistant: Rebsch, D. L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesH02K 023/50
Foreign Application Priority Data1989-11-02 JP
AbstractAn ac generator system for a motor vehicle has a first voltage generating device (115-119) for producing a first output voltage and a second voltage generator device (105-109) for producing a second voltage, the second voltage being a higher voltage than the first voltage, the second voltage being electrically floating. In one embodiment the first and second voltage generating devices comprise an armature winding within which is rotatably mounted a respective field winding and a rectifier for producing a dc voltage from at least one of the armature windings. In another embodiment the second voltage device is a transformer and in a third embodiment the second voltage device is formed by a transformer and a pulse width modulator. In a fourth embodiment the second voltage device is formed by an inverter and in a fifth embodiment two armature windings are provided about a common field winding.