Mechanical Engineering - Automobile Engineering - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Automobile Engineering - Section 1 (Q.No. 7)
The function of an alternator in an automobile is to
supply electric power
convert mechanical energy into electrical energy
continually recharge the battery
partly convert engine power into electric power
Answer: Option
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Vishal Jain said:   7 years ago
But the first alternator converts mechanical to electrical energy then it recharges the battery.

So, I think option B is the correct answer.

SURESH DARSI said:   7 years ago
Alternators are used in modern automobiles to charge the battery and to power the electrical system when its engine is running. Until the 1960s, automobiles used DC dynamo generators with commutators.

N.S said:   7 years ago
Alternator is used to convert the mechanical energy in to the electrical energy by using of the crank shaft power.

Suman mondal said:   8 years ago
Alternator recharges the battery and fulfills all the electrical demands when the engine is running.

Bhargav said:   8 years ago
I think an alternator is nothing but dynamo.

Savan patel said:   8 years ago
Alternator charge the battery to converting the mechanical energy into electric energy.

Kpr said:   8 years ago
Alternator used for convert the mechanical energy into electrical energy.

Nikky said:   8 years ago
Generally, alternator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy but in question, they asking the use of alternator in an automobile so generally automobile it recharge the battery and along with this it provides electrical energy to the automobile electrical system when engine is running condition. So during vehicle running condition battery does not provide electric power to automobile.

Intzar ali said:   8 years ago
Alternator: An alternator is an electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current. For reasons of cost and simplicity, most alternators use a rotating magnetic field with a stationary armature.

Milan said:   8 years ago
I agree with Dawangave, the answer is D.

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