Hybrid alternator

  • US 5,747,909 A
  • Filed: 03/14/1996
  • Issued: 05/05/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A hybrid alternator comprising:

  • a stator; and

    a rotor mounted for rotation within the stator and separated therefrom by an air gap, said rotor having a rotor core including a plurality of rotor field poles defining a plurality of magnetic poles, adjacent ones of the magnetic poles having alternating north and south magnetic fields, the plurality of magnetic poles comprising a plurality of permanent magnet poles and a plurality of electromagnetic poles, each permanent magnet pole being defined by a permanent magnet radially extending from the rotor core, said plurality of permanent magnet poles comprising two sets of diametrically positioned permanent magnet poles, each permanent magnet being positioned within the rotor perimeter between a pair of adjacent rotor field poles to form adjacent permanent magnet poles.

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