Amatrol DC Generators Learning System (85-MT2B)

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



  • Electricity: 208V/60Hz/3ph


  •  Learning System Available with Regular Banana Leads (85-MT2B) or Sheathed Banana Leads (85-MT2BSL)
Amatrol Basic Electrical Machines Learning System (85-MT2)
Basic Electrical Machines (85-MT2)

DC Generators Training System | Hands-On Electric Motor Skills

Learning System: 85-MT2B

Amatrol’s DC Generators Learning System (85-MT2B) teaches industry-relevant DC generator skills, including how to operate, install, analyze performance, and select generators for various applications. A generator is a device that creates DC electricity and can be found in diesel locomotives, as well as aircraft and marine systems. The DC generators training system requires the Basic Electrical Machines Learning System (85-MT2), as well as 208 VAC/60 Hz/3 phase power.

This industrial motor training system includes resistive load and inductive load units that connect to the DC generator supplied with the 85-MT2 to provide operation under various types of loads. Learners will use these components to study topics such as DC series generators, DC shunt generators, and DC compound generators. Amatrol learning systems feature a perfect combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skill building to reinforce each in a learner’s mind and strengthen comprehension for more advanced skills.

Learning Topics

  • DC Series Generators
  • DC Shunt Generators
  • DC Compound Generators
  • DC Generator Installation
  • DC Generator Operation
  • Performance Measurement & Analysis

Use Real-World Components to Connect and Operate DC Generators

The DC generators training system includes a resistive load unit with six parallel branches of resistance and a total resistance of 33 ohms – 3500 ohms; an inductive load unit with six parallel branches of resistance; and a lead set. These components will be used to practice a variety of hands-on skills including determining the brush polarity of a DC generator using a digital multimeter; connecting and operating a DC series generator; connecting and operating a self-excited DC shunt generator; and connecting and operating a DC compound generator.

Additional Electrical Machine Training | Alternators, Synchronous Motors, and Wound Rotor Motors

DC generators is just one option for electrical machine training from Amatrol. Other options to add onto the basic electrical machines training system (85-MT2) include Alternators/Synchronous Motors (85-MT2C) and Wound Rotor Motor (85-MT2D). Alternators and synchronous motors training includes capacitive load, combination synchronous motor/alternator, and synchronizing lights/switch units to cover topics like alternator output voltage and frequency, three dark synchronization method, and reversing a synchronous motor. The wound rotor motors training includes a wound rotor controller and motor to cover topics such as speed controllers, motor reversing, and performance analysis and measurement.

Interactive DC Generators eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's DC generators 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 DC generators topics covered include: brush polarity, armature reaction, wiring configurations, performance characteristics, and connection and operation of several types of DC generators. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like determining the brush polarity of a DC generator using a digital multimeter; connecting and operating a DC series generator; connecting and operating a separately excited DC shunt generator; and connecting and operate a DC compound generator.

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.