# eddy currents

by Pseudo Epsilon
Tags: currents, eddy
 P: 102 hi all. I understand wikipaedias explination of eddy currents but could someone please explain more fundamentaly how they work. Thanks in advance :)
 Sci Advisor PF Gold P: 2,020 The Wikipedia Explanation seems pretty good. What are you not understanding?
 P: 102 could you explain how in brakes they cause energy loss at such a high rate?
P: 102

## eddy currents

and explain it in qed possibly.
 P: 114 The simplest way of thinking about them is to consider that a wheel that is braking is cconfigured as an electrical generator. Then imagine a short circuit across that generator and the eddy currents flow through that short circuit. The braking is then caused by the mechanical load presented by a short circuited generator. It does not look like a generator,, because in a normal genera to we want to use the electrical supply externally.
 P: 102 thanks, i misunderstood first time i read the wiki.

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