The alternator is realized as a compact AC generator with a multifunctional controller. The alternator in an automobile supplies the power to charge the battery. It essentially consists of a three-phase generator, a rectifier, and a voltage regulator. The transformation of alternating current to direct current by the rectifier results in a residual ripple in the generated direct voltage.

The generated direct voltage is applied to connectors B+ and B+. If a potential to ground is applied at terminal 15, the potential is briefly switched through to terminal L.

In FluidSIM the alternator is only modeled qualitatively. Specifying a rotational frequency generates direct voltage with a residual ripple, without factoring in the effects of the actual electronic arrangement.

Adjustable parameters

Designation Range Default value
Frequency 0 ... 20 Hz 0