How is electricity made in a generator?
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Date created: Mon, Mar 1, 2021 3:25 AM
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- By using magnetism to create electricity, generators convert rotational power to electric current. Magnets mounted on the generator shaft produce rotating magnetic fields. Coils of wire arranged around the shaft are exposed to changing magnetic fields that induce electric currents in the wires.
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The operation of a generator is based on the principles discovered by Faraday. He found that when a magnet is moved past a conductor, it causes electricity to flow. In a large generator, electromagnets are made by circulating direct current through loops of wire wound around stacks of magnetic steel laminations.