How Does a Generator Differ from an Electric Motor?


The reason why a generator and an electric motor is considered somewhat similar is because they have the same structure and parts. However, an electric motor is used to give power to electic devices while a generator is used to give electricity when there is a blackout.
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The primary difference between a motor and a generator is that one converts electrical energy into mechanical energy (that's the motor) and the other converts mechanical energy into
A motor uses energy. A generator produces energy. Have more
In a DC generator the coil of wire called an armature spins in a magnetic field. In an alternator, the magnetic field is spun inside a coil of wire called a stator. A generator spins
The difference in definitions is contested, chiefly because there is ambiguity about what an engine is. Judging from the discussion page, I don't think Wikipedia helps in this case
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The Differences Between Motors & Generators
Motors and generators are electromagnetic devices. They have current-carrying loops that rotate in magnetic fields. This rapidly changing magnetic field produces electromotive forces, called emfs or voltages. Electric motors and generators are the... More »
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