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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In electricity, having its field coils in shunt with the armature circuit: said of certain generators and motors.

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  • Direct-current Generators d.c. shunt-wound generator without commutating poles (clockwise sense of rotation) terminal boards (clockwise sense of rotation) terminal boards (anti-clockwise sense of rotation) d.c. shunt-wound generator with commutating poles (clockwise sense of rotation)

    4. Electrical Machines

  • Schematic circuit diagram for reversing starter with d.c. series motor (anti-clockwise sense of rotation) d.c. shunt-wound motor with controller drum for clockwise and anti-clockwise sense of rotation d.c. shunt-wound motor with controller drum for clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation and braking

    4. Electrical Machines

  • Schematic circuit diagram for controller drum with reversing and braking circuit for d.c. shunt-wound motor

    4. Electrical Machines

  • -- Fig. 32 represents what is known as a "shunt-wound" dynamo.

    Electricity for Boys

  • The most important of these results consisted in this, that the electromotive force produced in a "shunt-wound machine," as it was called, increased with the external resistance, whereby the great fluctuations formerly inseparable from electric arc lighting could be obviated, and thus, by the double means of exciting the electro-magnets, still greater uniformity of current was attainable.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 384, May 12, 1883

  • The field of this machine is shunt-wound, and in order to maintain the potential constant a hand-regulated resistance -- R2 on the switch board -- is added in circuit with the shunt field.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889

  • We can only use shunt-wound dynamos conveniently for that purpose.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887

  • A shunt-wound dynamo must be used; else, when the voltage of the battery rises too high, it may "back up" and turn the dynamo as a motor, causing considerable damage.

    Electricity for the farm Light, heat and power by inexpensive methods from the water wheel or farm engine

  • In the "shunt-wound" machine the field magnets are excited by diverting a small portion of the main current from the armature through them, by means of a "shunt" or loop circuit.

    The Story of Electricity

  • The vertical shaft is connected by bevel gearing and a horizontal shaft, which transmits power to a shunt-wound dynamo by means of belting.

    The Engineer - News

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