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Frequency Wild

#1 Post by mr.blue » Sun May 02, 2004 5:16 pm

Can someone please explain what this is, how it works, and what it does for the aircraft electrical system?

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#2 Post by lazionic » Mon May 03, 2004 10:09 am

What system? Is this the proper name of this fault?
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#3 Post by mr.blue » Mon May 03, 2004 12:20 pm

Its not a fault. I'm pretty sure its called A/C wild in most aircraft. (I should have used that terminology).

Am I correct in saying that the amount of voltage produced is determined by the engine speed?
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#4 Post by mr.blue » Mon May 03, 2004 12:21 pm

Its not a fault. I'm pretty sure its called A/C wild in most aircraft. (I should have used that terminology).

Am I correct in saying that the amount of voltage produced is determined by the engine speed?
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A.C. Wild Electrical Power

#5 Post by tuxedo1 » Mon May 03, 2004 4:42 pm

I googled a thread on "A.C. Wild" for ya. Tux...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/te ... n?id=68366

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AC wild

#6 Post by PITA » Fri May 07, 2004 5:38 am

It is a slang term used for AC variable frequency output of an AC generator. Called Wild AC. The speed of the AC generator will determine the frequency it produces.

Some systems use this "wild AC" before it is regulalated by inverters, generator control units (GCU's,) or rectified to DC.

Systems that use this current will not be subjective to variable frequency example - prop heat, maybe pitot heat.

Is this what you are refering to?

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