automixte system

Automixte system

Au`to*mixte" system\ (Mach.) A system (devised by Henri Pieper, a Belgian) of driving automobiles employing a gasoline engine and an auxiliary reversible dynamo. When there is an excess of power the dynamo is driven by the engine so as to charge a small storage battery; when there is a deficiency of power the dynamo reverses and acts as an auxiliary motor. Sometimes called Pieper system. -- Automixte car, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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