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exciter

[ik-sahy-ter] /ɪkˈsaɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that excites.
2.
Electricity. an auxiliary generator that supplies energy for the excitation of another electric machine.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see excite, -er1
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  • The exciter rectifiers are arranged in a full-wave bridge configuration and protected by a series-connected fuse.
  • exciter ratings, including continuous and overload current rating.
  • It is a two pole synchronous generator with a brushless excitation system and a permanent magnet pilot exciter.
  • The failures have been principally experienced on the exciter end of the generator, the end away from the turbine.
  • On the forward end is the exciter room, which houses the unit s static exciter, filters and other electrical components.
British Dictionary definitions for exciter

exciter

/ɪkˈsaɪtə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that excites
2.
a small generator that excites a larger machine
3.
an oscillator producing a transmitter's carrier wave
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