Excitation Current Control of A Claw Pole Automotive Alternator

UNUTULMAZ M. G., Ergene L.

3rd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS), İstanbul, Turkey, 2 - 04 October 2013 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/epecs.2013.6713044
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper overviews the Lundell type of automotive alternator with claw poles. The machine construction will be summarized and the field winding will be the focus point. Mathematical equations of the field winding, field current and the excitation circuit losses will be determined. A simulation model that contains the detailed excitation circuit parameters will be established. Results will be compared with different PI controller coefficients.