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What's the part called that converts motor power into electricity?

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david1443
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Mar7-12, 03:32 PM
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What's the part called that converts spinning, rotor, motor power into electricity?

If I were to buy one what would I call it?

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Mar7-12, 04:45 PM
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Modern cars use an alternator, older ones may have a generator.
berko1
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Mar8-12, 05:06 AM
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Whats the difference? An alternator is a small generator isn't it?

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Mar8-12, 06:28 AM
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What's the part called that converts motor power into electricity?

Alternator, generator, dynamo, magneto... then there are also a pile of electrostatic machines too...


If you were to buy one, the question is; what do you want it to do?

High voltage, high current, low voltage, low current, AC, DC, pulsed..?
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Mar8-12, 10:53 AM
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An alternator produces AC a generator DC.


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