# Different formula for generator and motor ?

• omgange
In summary, the formula for generator and motor effects are essentially the same, but with different signs. The generator rule follows the right-hand rule and the motor rule follows the left-hand rule. These conventions are typically used in electrical engineering to determine the polarity of a circuit element and whether it is sourcing or consuming power.
omgange
Is there a different formula for generator and motor effects? What are they?

Couldn't you find the formulae on Wikipedia?
They are, essentially, the same formula - or at least the same relationship. The main difference is the sign. RH generator rule - (generighter) and LH motor rule (motors drive on the left, in the UK).

I wonder if omgange is doing electrical engineering?

In EE the terms refer to polarity conventions.

If the current and voltage rise in the same direction across circuit element E, as on the left in the attached sketch, the circuit is said to be using the generator convention.
A positive VI product means that the element is sourcing or producing power and is thus acting as a generator.

If we adopt the motor convention then the current is assumed in the opposite direction to the voltage.
A positive VI product here means the element is consuming power.

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## 1. What is the difference between a generator and a motor?

A generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy, while a motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.

## 2. Can a generator be used as a motor and vice versa?

Yes, a generator can be used as a motor by supplying it with electrical energy, and a motor can be used as a generator by rotating it manually.

## 3. What are the different types of generator and motor formulas?

The most commonly used formulas for generators are Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction and Lenz's law. For motors, the most frequently used formula is the Lorentz force law.

## 4. How does the design of a generator differ from that of a motor?

In a generator, the design focuses on producing a strong magnetic field to induce an electrical current, while in a motor, the design focuses on creating a rotating magnetic field to produce mechanical energy.

## 5. Are there any advantages to using different formulas for generators and motors?

Using different formulas allows for more efficient and specialized designs for each device. For example, generators can be designed to produce high voltages, while motors can be designed for high torque output.

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