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How Does An Electrical Generator Work?

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Stuti Ahuja answered
An electric generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy with the help of electromagnetic induction. This is done by moving a conductor thorough a magnetic field; when a conductor like a copper wire is moved through a magnet, it induces current in the conductor which is moving continuously. The mechanical energy in the conductor is converted into electricity which in turn flows into wires. There is a brown hand crank in the front of a generator which provides the mechanical energy to turn the generator by spinning the metal wires inside the magnetic field. By doing this, it causes electricity to flow in the wires which are connected to a volt meter. A volt meter shows the amount of electricity generated.
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A generator is a device that changes over mechanical vitality to electrical vitality for use in an outside circuit. The wellspring of mechanical vitality might shift broadly from a hand wrench to an inside ignition motor. Generators give almost the majority of the force for electric force frameworks.

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How does a generator work?
An electric generator is a device that converts mechanical energy obtained from an external source into electrical energy as the output.

It is important to understand that a generator does not actually ‘create’ electrical energy. Instead, it uses the mechanical energy supplied to it to force the movement of electric charges present in the wire of its windings through an external electric circuit. This flow of electric charges constitutes the output electric current supplied by the generator. This mechanism can be understood by considering the generator to be analogous to a water pump, which causes the flow of water but does not actually ‘create’ the water flowing through it.

The modern-day generator works on the principle of electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday in 1831-32. Faraday discovered that the above flow of electric charges could be induced by moving an electrical conductor, such as a wire that contains electric charges, in a magnetic field. This movement creates a voltage difference between the two ends of the wire or electrical conductor, which in turn causes the electric charges to flow, thus generating electric current.


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