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In order to more fully obscure the issue, Toyota now refers to alternators as generators in official literature.
 

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...Alternators use slip rings to change the polarity in the armature fields...
I would say that alternators use slip rings to maintain the polarity in the rotor fields. Armature is a peculiar name for this sort of part to begin with, since it refers to defensive weaponry. Good riddance.
 

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I would say that alternators use slip rings to maintain the polarity in the rotor fields. Armature is a peculiar name for this sort of part to begin with, since it refers to defensive weaponry. Good riddance.
LOL, so you can use rotor instead.

I never thought political correctness would enter into engineering terminology.

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Rotor is the correct accepted name. I don't see any political content here. My interest is in accurate communication. Quaint and eccentric diction does have its place in banter and baroque conversation.
 

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Armature is a correct term as well as rotor and armature is used in many, many, textbooks. Feel free to use whatever terminology you prefer as will I.
 
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