three-wire generator

noun (1)

Definition of three-wire generator

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a direct-current generator with both slip rings and a commutator used for supplying current to a direct-current three-wire system whose neutral wire is connected to the center point of a high-reactance winding connected across the slip rings and whose two main conductors are connected to the commutator brushes

three-wire system

noun (2)

Definition of three-wire system (Entry 2 of 2)

: a constant potential system of electric distribution in which lamps or other receiving devices are connected between either one of two main conductors and a third wire and motors and heavy duty appliances are usually connected across the main conductors

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