alternator alternator  /ˈɔl tər ˌneɪ tər/


  • (n) an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)


  1. The children simply wind a handle on the radio, and a bespoke alternator converts their energy into electricity.
  2. It is likely that the alternator will also need to be replaced after 5 years for $250.
  3. Transoceanic radio and radio telephony are possible because he invented the Alexanderson high frequency alternator.


  1. 1985 Mazda 626 Reviews

    Replaced alternator once at around 185000. Replaced head gasket at 212000. I used this car for almost ten years, on the road while helping to upgrade our communications system in the US to fiber optic. From Eastern Indiana, to Western Montana and Idaho. Used this car during this time.
    on June 16, 2013     Source:

  2. 1997 Toyota Tercel Reviews

    The belts (power steering and alternator) needed to be replaced at 115,000 miles. An O2 sensor needed to be replaced at the same time as the belts, for a total cost of approx. $250.
    on June 16, 2013     Source:

  3. Remy deal 'more than doubles' alternator business

    Madison County-based auto parts manufacturer and distributor Remy International, Inc., said Wednesday it had entered an agreement that "more than doubles" its alternator dealings.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Herald Bulletin

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  1. "The only time anybody could get close to us was on the restarts," Stewart said. "But this thing really went fast today. We had an absolutely flawless day other than the alternator. I don't know what we need to do to keep this thing going,...
    on Aug 14, 2005 By: Tony Stewart Source:

  2. "I can't believe that we always end up somehow toward the front at the end of a race ...... this one in the closing laps after a long night of adversity," Johnson said. "We changed batteries, the alternator had some troubles, flat tire, all...
    on Oct 15, 2005 By: Jimmie Johnson Source:

  3. "It feels really good to put our own car back into victory lane," Harvick said. "Finally we got this out of the way. This car has been really fast. The alternator went out today, and it was kind of hot in there."
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: Kevin Harvick Source: Sports Network

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