Question by  deepak123cse (17)

How does a generator work?

I need a clear explanation of generator operation.


Answer by  john11 (617)

An electromotive force is generated by moving loops of conductors through a magnetic field or alternating a magnetic field through loops of wire. The EMF generates voltage at the output.


Answer by  cbdave (124)

An electrical generator works by causing wires to move through a magnetic field. Clever mechanisms allow rotation (e.g., caused by an internal combustion engine) to be converted into alternating current.


Answer by  electroman (337)

A generator produces electricity by rotating a coil of wire around a magnet. The amount of electricity produced depends on the size of the coil & the magnet.


Answer by  Subramanianr (109)

A generator is built with an armature coil on a shaft which works as an axis. Magnets are provided around the cylindrical body of the generator and they are static. When the shaft is made to rotate,electrical energy is produced in between the shaft and the armature coil and the coil carries the electric power.


Answer by  mani (813)

When Two magnets placed in opposite direction magnetic field is produced. Any chargemoving through magnetic field, force will be experienced. If the movement is a rotating coil,the two side of the coil will move in opposite direction and will generate voltage. since the rotation is in different direction, the voltage generated is sinusoidal. In this phenomena the genator works.

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