Talk:Turbo generator

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We need to decide (or I can decide for you):

Is it

turbogenerator

or

turbo generator

or

turbo-generator

?

109.158.168.121 (talk) 12:36, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

You might need to decide, I certainly don't. This sort of nit-picking is worthy, but it can turn into a hideous time-sink if an argument starts over it. I would suggest finding a handful of good, solid references (which will probably disagree, owing to age, geography and context), then asking near to WP:HYPHEN. Andy Dingley (talk) 12:47, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Well, I did think that using all three variants in the first eight or ten lines of the article looked a bit untidy. However, if you don't need to decide, I don't either. 86.176.163.224 (talk) 00:18, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Definition[edit]

The definition is unclear. Is a turbogenerator just the turbine, just the generator or both combined? The first sentence reads that it is just the turbine. "A turbo generator is a turbine ... " However, later in the article it refers to only the generator.

If it is the combination, suggest it read: "A turbo generator is a turbine and a directly connected electric generator."

Or if it is just the generator, suggest it read: "An electric generator designed for direct conection to a steam turbine." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.46.127.6 (talk) 14:12, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

The turbo generator is the electrical machine. The combination of generator and turbine is the turbo set. For example you can find this differentiation in the german Wikipedia.--Dermartinrockt (talk) 15:33, 4 May 2013 (UTC)