How does a car alternator work?
An alternator is an important component of a car. Without it, the vehicle would not have enough power to function. It works alongside the battery in keeping all of the car’s systems powered while the engine is running. The alternator frequently requires service because it’s in constant operation and stress.FunctionA car alternator converts alternating current into direct current to recharge the car’s battery and power various electrical systems inside the vehicle while the engine is running.ComponentsThe inside of an alternator includes a spinning rotor and a stator, which is a stationary set of windings. The unit also has a pulley and brushes that provide an electrical contact with the rotor.MaterialsThe alternator’s housing is made of die-cast aluminum, which is lightweight and nonmagnetic and provides heat dissipation. Iron, steel and plastic components are contained within, with the exception of an external rubber pulley.Rotor OperationWhen direct current is passed through the fiel