Automixte system
Automixte system Au`to*mixte" system (Mach.) A system (devised by Henri Pieper, a Belgian) of driving automobiles employing a gasoline engine and an auxiliary reversible dynamo. When there is an excess of power the dynamo is driven by the engine so as to charge a small storage battery; when there is a deficiency of power the dynamo reverses and acts as an auxiliary motor. Sometimes called {Pieper system}. -- {Automixte car}, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Automixte car — Automixte system Au to*mixte system (Mach.) A system (devised by Henri Pieper, a Belgian) of driving automobiles employing a gasoline engine and an auxiliary reversible dynamo. When there is an excess of power the dynamo is driven by the engine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pieper system — Automixte system Au to*mixte system (Mach.) A system (devised by Henri Pieper, a Belgian) of driving automobiles employing a gasoline engine and an auxiliary reversible dynamo. When there is an excess of power the dynamo is driven by the engine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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