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CCOG for EPG 104 Winter 2024

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Course Number:
EPG 104
Course Title:
Generator, Alternator, and Motor Fundamentals
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Course Description

Covers the construction, operation, and repair of generators, alternators, and motors. Covers utilization of different resources for finding service literature and specifications on prime movers and alternators. Includes alternator voltage regulator operation and adjustment. Prerequisites/concurrent: EPG 103.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Identify all components related to generators, alternators, and motors.
  • Distinguish unique operating characteristics of generators, alternators, and motors.
  • Explain different winding construction, configuration, and applications. 
  • Describe single-phase and three-phase alternator construction.
  • Configure three-phase stator windings and explain their applications.
  • Explain how voltage regulation is accomplished.

Course Activities and Design

This is an outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes videos, assignments, demonstrations, lectures, and hands on learning.  This course will be taught using industry electric power generation equipment and curriculum.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  •    Multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, short answer and essay testing
  •    Hands-on practical testing
  •    Daily lab assignments and term projects
  •    Attendance
  •    Work ethic

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

learn the terminology associated with alternator, generator, and motor systems and components

learn generator components and operation

learn alternator components and operation

learn motor components and operation

learn winding construction

learn the advantages and disadvantages of different winding configurations

learn the meaning of single phase

learn the meaning of three phase

learn the meaning of pitch

learn stator winding connections 

learn manual  voltage regulation

learn brush type excitation

learn brushless type excitation

learn automatic voltage regulation

learn current sensing methods

learn voltage regulation power sourcing

learn configuring automatic voltage regulators

learn utilizing test equipment

learn basic testing of alternator, generator, and motor parts.