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In DC generators, armature reaction is produced actually by

(A) Its field current.
(B) Armature conductors.
(C) Field pole winding.
(D) Load current in armature.
2. The size of the feeder is determined primarily by
(A) the current it is required to carry.
(B) the percent variation of voltage in the feeder.
(C) the voltage across the feeder.
(D) the distance of transmission.
3. Which of the following is not the transmission voltage in America ?
(A) 66 kV
(B) l32kV
(C) 264 kV
(D) 400 kV
4. Boosters are basically
(A) inductors
(B) capacitors
(C) transformers
(D) synchronous motors.
5. Conductors for high voltage transmission lines are suspended from towers
(A) to reduce clearance from ground
(B) to increase clearance from ground
(C) to reduce wind and snow loads
(D) to take care of extension in length during summer.
6. Skin effect depends on
(A) size of the conductor
(B) frequency of the current
(C) resistivity of the conductor material
(D) all of the above.
To turn off a SCR, the reverse bias should be applied for a period ....... the
turn-off time of the SCR
(a) Equal to
(b) Longer than
(c) Less than
(d) Irrespective of
8. A SCR is rated at 75A peak, 20A average. The greatest possible delay in the trigger
angle if the dc is at rated value is
(a) 47.5
(b) 30 to 45
(c) 74.5
(d) 137

9. A cycloconverter is a
(a) Frequency changer from higher to lower frequency with one-state conversion
(b) Frequency changer from higher to lower frequency with two-stage conversion
(c) Frequency changer from lower to higher frequency with one-stage conversion
(d) Either a or c
10. The cyclo converter require natural or forced commutation as under
(a) Natural commutation in both step-up and step down cycloconverter
(b) Forced commutation in both step-up and step-down cycloconverter
(c) Forced commutation in step-up cycloconverter
(d) Forced commutation in step-down cycloconverter
11. A step-up transformer increases
(A) voltage.
(B) current.
(C) power.
(D) frequency.
12. The Q- factor of a coil is given by
(A) Its power factor cos j.
(B) Ratio of max. energy stored & energy dissipated per cycle..
(C) Reciprocal of its power factor.
(D) Ratio R/Z.
13. Reduction in the capacitance of a capacitor- start motor results in reduced
(A) Noise.
(B) Speed.
(C) Starting torque.
(D) Armature reaction.
14. Thevenins equivalent circuit consists of _________.
(A) Series combination of RTh, ETh and RL.
(B) Series combination of RTh, ETh.
(C) Parallel combination of RTh, ETh.
(D) Parallel combination of RTh, ETh and RL.
15. Static Capacitors are used for__________.
(A) Power improvement.
(B) Current improvement.
(C) Voltage improvement.
(D) Power factor improvement.
16. The demand factor for the electrical system is the ratio of
(A) Maximum demand to connected load
Maximum demand to average load
(C) Average power to maximum power


Relative power to total power

17. The r.m.s. value of sinusoidal 100 V peak to peak is _________ volt.
(A) 100 2 (B) 50 2
(B) 50 (D) 100
18. The Power- factor at resonance in R-L-C circuit is
(A) Zero. (B) Unity.
(B) 0.5 lagging. (D) 0.5 leading.
19. Star delta starter of an induction motor
(A) Inserts resistance in rotor circuit.
(B) Inserts resistance in stator circuit.
(C) Applies reduced voltage to rotor.
(D) Applies reduced voltage to stator.
20. Which of the following bulbs will have the least resistance?
(A) 220V, 60W
(B) 220 V, 100 W
(C) 115 V, 60 W
(D) 115V, 100 W
21. Which type of loss is not common to transformers and rotating machines?
(A) Eddy current loss
(B) Copper loss
(C) Hysteresis loss
(D) Windage loss
22. The difference between the synchronous speed and the actual speed of an
induction motor is
known as
(A) Regulation
(B) back lash
(C) slip
(D) lag
23. During charging, the electrolyte of a lead acid cell becomes
(A) Stronger.
(B) Weaker.
(C) Water.
(D) Diluted.
24. What is the power factor?
a) Ratio of true power to apparent power
b) Peak power times 0.707
c) Sin of the phase difference between E and I
d) Cos of the phase angle between true power and apparent power
25. One coulomb-per-second is equal to one:
a) Watt
b) Joule

c) Volt
d) Ampere