Generator Compounding Characteristics

Generator Compounding Characteristics is a curve depicting the variation of field current required to maintain a constant generator terminal voltage. Generator terminal voltage is maintained constant by controlling its field current either manually or by Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR). Let us consider the phasor relation between the excitation voltage Ef and terminal voltage Vt for … Read more

Principle of Automatic Voltage Regulator

Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR):  Automatic Voltage Regulator is a device which maintains the Generator output terminal voltage. To be more accurate, AVR is a controller which always compares the Generator output terminal voltage Vt with the set reference voltage Vrefand as per the error signal i.e. (Vref – Vt) it changes the filed excitation of … Read more