Explain why electric motors and electric generators are opposites. ?

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Explain why electric motors and electric generators are opposites. ?

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Answer by Bear B
Electric generators produce electricity (output) and motors use electricity (input).

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3 Responses to Explain why electric motors and electric generators are opposites. ?

  1. Amal S

    electric generators are machines that can be used to generate electricity by using the principle of magnetic fields and a rotating file of uninsulated wires.but electric motors can be used any where in any machine e.g the dishwasher motor.

  2. aviophage

    An electric motor converts electric current into mechanical force. An electric generator converts mechanical force into electric current.

    It’s that simple.

  3. dmb06851

    While “aviophage” gives a great answer – which can’t be faulted, you might like to research the motor/generator effect.

    It refers to a basic coil suspended in a magnetic field.

    If current is passed through the coil a magnetic field is created around it. This field will react with the field in which the coil is suspended (attract and/or repel) and the coil will move.
    This is the motor effect.

    If, on the other hand, the coil is moved within the field, a current will be induced in the coil.
    This is the generator effect.

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