Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fixed magnet as distinguished from the armature of a dynamo. See field electromagnet, under field, and electric machine, under electric.

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Examples

  • The motor had its field-magnet circuit in permanent connection as a shunt across the rails, protected by a crude bare copper-wire safety-catch.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • It may be of interest, however, to mention some of its dimensions and electrical characteristics, quoting again from Mr. Clarke: ` ` The field-magnet had eight solid cylindrical cores, 8 inches in diameter and 57 inches long, upon each of which was wound an exciting-coil of 3.2 ohms resistance, consisting of 2184 turns of No. 10 B.W. G. insulated copper wire, disposed in six layers.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • The field-magnet circuits of the dynamos were connected in multiple with a separate energizing source; and the field-current; and strength of field, were regulated to maintain the required amount of electromotive force upon the supply-mains under all conditions of load from the maximum to the minimum number of lamps in use, and to keep the electromotive force of all machines alike. ''

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • This arrangement was generally satisfactory, but the resistance-boxes scattered about the platform and foot-rests being in the way, Edison directed that some No. 8 B. & S. copper wire be wound on the lower leg of the motor field-magnet.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 2

  • The field-magnet circuits of the dynamos were connected in multiple with

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

  • It may be of interest, however, to mention some of its dimensions and electrical characteristics, quoting again from Mr. Clarke: "The field-magnet had eight solid cylindrical cores, 8 inches in diameter and 57 inches long, upon each of which was wound an exciting-coil of 3.2 ohms resistance, consisting of 2184 turns of No. 10 B.W. G. insulated copper wire, disposed in six layers.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

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