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There were several clever, interactive displays at the museum. This one demonstrated the difference between an alternator and a generator. The 1960 Valiant was the first mass produced car to come standard with an alternator instead of a generator. The exhibit contained the bumper, grille and most importantly headlights of a 1960 Valiant. At the bottom were two wheels; the left one connected to a generator and the right one connected to an alternator. You could spin the wheels to power the low beam headlight above it. Spinning the generator as fast as I could make the left headlight glow slightly. The alternator wheel did not need to spin near as fast to obtain a nice glow from the right headlight.
The trip was difficult, but well worth it. I got to see several Chrysler Corporation concept and show cars that I had only seen pictures of before. There were several clever interactive displays demonstrating various innovations over the years.
Since it was the last chance, I duplicated several shots using different camera settings to see what produced better results. I wish I had invested in a strobe light diffuser for all of those indoor pictures. I have not had much experience or success in the past with indoor car images.
|Source||Alternator vs. Generator Display|
|Author||Greg Gjerdingen from Willmar, USA|
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