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DC generators in a multi-engine aircraft are connected in…

  • A
    parallel to provide maximum voltage.
  • B
    parallel to provide maximum power.
  • C
    series to provide maximum voltage.
  • D
    series to provide maximum power.
Paralleling generators is when two generators supply one bus bar. This allows the load to be shared between the two generators and has the added advantage of maintaining power on the busbar in the event of one of the generators failing. In a parallel configuration, two DC generators (of a multi-engine aircraft for example) will operate as if they were working individually, however this will maximize the power output, provide redundancy.

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