Masses presume that the car battery drives the electrical system of a car, which is a genuine partial actuality. The power to run this electrical system is supplied by Saudi Arabia ! right ! Huh? Arabia? Actually, source of that energy is the gas tank which is linked to the battery by a mystical gadget called the alternator. The term "Alternator" is derived from the Alternating Current.
Nicola Tesla, a subjugating name in the "War of Currents" in the late 1800s brought into being the modern Alternator. A generator is for old cars, an Acura alternator is for neoteric Acura Cars. Acura Alternators convert power from the gasoline engine that drives you along the road, to electrical energy to keep the battery in an elite condition. Tesla grabbed this electrical energy and used it to enliven cities, but we need decent amount of volts enough to power our stereo, lights, windows and locks.
Acura car's charging system is made up of three major components: the battery, the voltage regulator and an alternator. It is the Acura alternator which operates air condition, car stereo, ignition coils, windshield wiper, and various auto lights. Acura alternator converts mechanical energy generated by the engine to electrical energy in the form of alternating current by electro-magnetic induction. Thus, it is used to charge the Acura carís battery for further usage while the engine is still running.
The alternator consists of:
- A rotating field winding called the rotor.
- A stationary induction winding called the stator.
- A diode assembly called the rectifier bridge and is responsible for the conversion or rectification of AC voltage to DC voltage.
- A control device called the voltage regulator, is the brain of the charging system .
- Two internal fans to promote air circulation.
A rotor (a rotating part) always revolves inside the stator (stationary part). The rotor consists of a moving magnetic field whereas a stator contains windings of conductors. When magnetic field lines cut across a conductor, an electric current is induced as the mechanical input causes the rotor to turn.
Though the efficiency of an Acura alternator depends on the size of Acura alternator; alters with Acura alternator speed and is limited by fan cooling loss, bearing loss, iron loss, copper loss and the voltage drop in the diode bridges.
Parts like alternator belt, voltage regulator (if required), battery cables and all associated wirings are essential for smooth running of Acura alternator. Time-to-time inspection of all essential parts which are responsible for smooth working of Acura alternator is a must. It is really difficult to analyze the problem of Acura alternator. Even it is malfunctioning your Acura can run few miles because of the stored energy in the battery. Once the storage of the battery is exhausted, your Acura will stop running and even you try hard to make it start again, it won't. It is interesting to know that your Acura alternator decays in stages. Rather looking for one time replacement, check your Acura Alternator at regular intervals.