Amatrol Alternator Synchronous Motor Learning System (85-MT2C)

A Student Reference Guide sourced from the system’s interactive eLearning includes the entire series’ technical content from the learning objectives.


  • Base System: Basic Electrical Machines (85-MT2)
  • Synchroscope (45034)
  • Oscilloscope (17539)
  • Computer (see Computer Requirements)


  • Electricity: 208V/60Hz/3ph


  •  Learning System Available with Regular Banana Leads (85-MT2C) or Sheathed Banana Leads (85-MT2CSL)
Amatrol Basic Electrical Machines Learning System (85-MT2)
Basic Electrical Machines (85-MT2)

Alternator / Synchronous Motors Training | Electric Motor Skills

Learning System: 85-MT2C

Amatrol’s Alternator/Synchronous Motor Learning System (85-MT2C) adds to the Basic Electrical Machines Learning System (85-MT2) to teach skills related to alternators and synchronous motors commonly found in industrial applications. Alternators provide a mobile source of AC electrical power while synchronous motors reduce power costs by correcting the overall power factor in a plant. Learners will study industry-relevant skills in industrial motor training, including how to operate, install, and analyze the performance of alternators and synchronous motors.

The alternator and synchronous motor training system includes capacitive load, combination synchronous motor/alternator, and synchronizing lights/switch units. The capacitive load unit combines with the 85-MT2 to provide operation under various types of loads. In addition to industrial components, this training system includes in-depth curriculum, an instructor’s guide, and a student reference guide. The highly-interactive, multimedia curriculum covers major topical areas such as alternator output voltage and frequency, three dark synchronization method, and reversing a synchronous motor.

Learning Topics

  • Alternators
  • Synchronous Motors
  • Reversing Synchronous Motors
  • Field Excitation
  • Synchronizing Alternators
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Performance Analysis & Measurement

Real-World Alternator / Synchronous Motor Skill-Building with Industrial Components

The alternator/synchronous motor training system provides a variety of industrial components for skill-building, including a capacitive load unit, a synchronizing switch and light unit, and a 1/3 Hp alternator/synchronous motor. Learners will use these components to build hands-on electrical machine skills, such as connecting and operating a rotating armature type alternator, controlling the frequency of an alternator, synchronizing an alternator to the line using three dark method, connecting and operating a synchronous motor, and operating a synchronous motor with lagging, unity, and leading power factor.

Additional Electrical Machine Training

The alternator/synchronous motor training system is just one option for electrical machine training from Amatrol. Other options to add onto the Basic Electrical Machines Learning System (85-MT2) include DC Generators (85-MT2B) and Wound Rotor Motors (85-MT2D). The DC generators training includes a restrictive load unit and an inductive load unit to cover topics like performance measurement, performance analysis, and DC series, shunt, and compound generators. The wound rotor motor training includes a wound rotor controller and motor to cover topics such as speed controllers, motor reversing, and performance analysis and measurement.

Interactive Alternator/Synchronous Motor eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's alternator/synchronous motor training system features interactive eLearning curriculum that integrates various types of learning methods to create an engaging, effective learning experience. Amatrol’s multimedia eLearning curriculum includes text with voiceovers, videos, 3D animations, pictures, and interactive activities, quizzes, and self-reviews. Specific alternator/synchronous motor topics covered include: alternator functions and applications; field excitation and discharge circuits; synchronism; using a synchroscope; functions and applications of synchronous motors; and power factor correction. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like controlling the frequency of an alternator; synchronizing an alternator to the line using the three dark method; and operating a synchronous motor with lagging, unity, and leading power factor.

Free Learning Management System (LMS)

Amatrol eLearning is easy-to-use for both students and instructors. Its web-based interface is simple to navigate and available on any WebGL-compatible Internet browser. Instructors love Amatrol eLearning for its simple, yet sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows instructors to create custom courses, monitor student participation, track course progress, assess knowledge levels prior to a course, and test knowledge levels after completion. Learners appreciate the fact that they can start and stop as needed, moving through each Amatrol course at their own pace. If a self-review reveals that they didn’t understand a particular topic as well as they thought they did, they can revisit it before moving on.

Expand Your Electrical Motors Training | 85-MT2 Expansion Systems

Amatrol's Basic Electrical Machines Learning System provides a solid foundation to build upon by adding a variety of optional expansion systems to teach additional skills related to

DC generators, alternator/synchronous motors, wound rotor motors, and electrical motor troubleshooting. All of these expansion systems include Amatrol's interactive eLearning.