exciter

[ik-sahy-ter]
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; Middle English; see excite, -er1

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exciter (ɪkˈsaɪtə)
 
n
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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Example sentences
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.
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