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Alternator 50 hz to 60 hz

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#1 chaterpilar



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Posted 15 May 2006 - 07:19 AM

Hi !!

Can a 1500 rpm 50 hz 380 volts 1500 kva alternator be used for 60 hz generation by increasing the engine speed to 1800 rpm.

Are the alternators designed for a particular frequency?


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Posted 15 May 2006 - 09:27 AM

Dear chaterpilar,
Are the alternators designed for a particular frequency?

No, but there are mechanical and thermal verifications to be done. 1500 kVA is not a small machine!
Please check also if his electronic voltage regulator could run at 60 Hz


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