1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

How does a commutator reverse the current?

  1. Jul 29, 2008 #1
    Hello everyone :smile: ,

    I have being trying to figure out how the commutator actually reverses the current in an electric motor and how it gets DC from AC current in a generator. I don't understand about the brushes either. I understand how the concept works really well though. I have being searching this on the internet and couldn't get a satisfying answer. If any of you could answer this question I would be very impressed and greatful. Thank you :smile:

    You can use this diagram to assist me if you want.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: How does a commutator reverse the current?
  1. How does current flow? (Replies: 40)

Loading...