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threeReefs

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Books on Alternators
« on: June 24, 2023, 04:46:49 PM »
Does anyone have recommendations on good books about Generators/Alternators?

I know the basics (did an elec eng degree a very long time ago) but Iím particularly trying to understand windings, compounding, power factors etc- as they apply to moderate-sized generators rather than huge industrial things.

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Re: Books on Alternators
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2023, 12:27:14 AM »
Welcome 3 Reefs
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Some time ago, in the early listeroid days, George Breckenridge of Utterpower was selling a book called The Home Power Producer's Guide to Electrical Reality. If you know the basics, this is probably what you are looking for.
It was available on Amazon (Kindle version) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28814595-the-home-power-producer-s-guide-to-electrical-reality
I don't know if this is still available. I have a hard copy. If the Amazon version does not suit, PM me
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Re: Books on Alternators
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2023, 04:45:21 AM »
That book appears to no longer be available on Amazon or anywhere else. I've wrote George a couple times in the past about the author but George hasn't replied. Had a member of this fourm look in his copy for the author's address with no avail. I think several of us here would be interested in a reprint if he ever decides to provide them in the future.
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Re: Books on Alternators
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2023, 10:56:59 PM »
Mobile bob on this forum has met Bill rodgers the author of that book a few times.. He was going to ask the him about releasing more copies. As I wanted that book about a year ago, and it is no longer on amazon kindle or anywhere else.. I never really persued it after that. Kinda of forgot about it until this post about it.

It must be on a pdf format somewhere if it was once for sale on Amazon..

But Mobile Bob would be the guy to ask..  Maybe send him a pm.
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