Railways Technical Ability Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Question Bank Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)

  • question_answer The voltage-current characteristics of a DC generator for arc welding is a straight line between an open-circuit voltage of 80 V and short-circuit current of 300A. The generator settings for maximum arc power will be:

    A) 80 V and 150 A 

    B) 40 V and 300 A

    C) 40 V and 150 V 

    D) V and 300 A

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    \[V={{V}_{0}}\left( 1-\frac{I}{{{I}_{s}}} \right)=80\left( 1-\frac{I}{300} \right)\] For        V = 40 V \[40=80\left( 1-\frac{I}{300} \right)\] I = 150 A


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