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A three-phase winding is integrated into the fixed stator. The rotary rotor carries a direct current winding. Voltage in the stator winding is induced through electromagnetic flux.
A synchronous generator runs at a constant speed and draws its excitation from a power source external or independent of the load or transmission network it is supplying. A synchronous generator has an exciter that enables the synchronous generator to produce its own reactive power and to also regulate its voltage.

Related terms:
asynchronous generators, engine generators, powerhouses

Broader terms:
wind power generators, hydropower generators

Linked data frontend for synchronous generators.