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What An AVR Does
An automatic voltage regulator, or an AVR, is an electronic device for automatically maintaining generator output terminal voltage at a set value under varying load and operating temperature. AVRs control output by sensing the voltage at a power-generating coil and then comparing it to a stable reference. The error signal is then used to adjust the average value of the field current. The majority of cheap portable generators have fixed excitation. For machines like these, when an alternator is loaded, its terminal voltage drops due to the internal impedance. Leakage reactance, armature reactance, and armature resistance form the impedance. The Vout also depends on the power factor of the load, which is why to maintain Vout within tighter limits, more expensive models use an AVR. All AVRs assist in regulating output in a steady state operation, but are generally slow to respond to fast transient loads. Certain higher end models, such as the Honda EB10000 utilize more accurate digital DAVR. You can browse more voltage regulators and other generator parts such as the Woodward governor controller at Ace Power Products, LLC!
Choosing The Right Generator Voltage Regulator
Your first step when choosing the right voltage regulator is to determine your input voltage, output voltage, and maximum load current. Even though there are a lot of other specifications, these three listed below are basics for narrowing down the type of regulator that you need. Voltage regulators are able to be divided into two broad classifications:
- Step down- outputs a voltage that is lower than the input voltage
- Step up- outputs a voltage that is greater than the input voltage
Being aware of your input and output voltages will assist in your decision of which group your regulator falls under. The most common type of voltage regulator are voltage regulators that require an output voltage that is less than the input voltage. There are two main types of regulators to keep in mind:
- Linear regulators- simple, cheap, and quiet, but may have lower power efficiency. Linear regulators are only capable of stepping down a voltage.
- Switching regulators- these have high power efficiency, but are more complex and expensive and output more noise.
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