Arkie wrote:Yes, try what bsengine says FIRST, because a machine shop can true it in place and
probably even fix the cracked houseing with all in place and save you some more headaches.
I would make them aware they are playing with a dinosaur egg (obselete)
The machine shop I'll be using is a marine industrial shop--it's where I work, so the guys will do the work for free.
They are trained machinist, but not electric motor shop guys. How would I have them chuck this rotor in the lathe?
If it comes down to it, I still would like to know how you would take this ring off? Acetone to remove the silicon? Then solder off?
I've been reading about single phase generators, and am curious how this device actually works.
I think I understand that the stator makes two N-S magnetic poles?
The strength of these poles determines the output voltage (along with the speed at which the poles are broken by the rotor).
I also understand that the number of times the rotor brakes the poles establishes the frequency [hertz] output of the generator.
Since the speed is fixed (to maintain 60Hz), the strength of the magnetic poles is what basically controls the voltage.
I'm curious the function of the laminations and the two coils of wires on the rotor? The only connection to the end bell that the rotor seems to have is through the slip rings. Are the slip rings where the ultimate output voltage (120V x 2) is taken from? What purpose do the diodes and capacitor serve? I assume these serve to control the strength of the magnetism in the stator?
Can anyone help explain, or point me to a website or publication to further explain?