A generator that produces an alternating current.
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- These oscillating sound waves in the traveling-wave engine drive the piston of a linear alternator that generates electricity.
- The charging voltage delivered from the alternator will then be too low, slowing the recharge process and often preventing a full recharge even after a long period of engine operation.
- A new, stone-faced slate-roofed building will be created to house a power-generating turbine along with an alternator and electrical control panels connecting the power supply with United Utilities.
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