What is the thing called that when spun, creates an electrical current?
I am planning to do a project to create an electrical current through motion but have no idea what the thing is called that actually creates the elctrical current through spinning, like the thing on a wind turbine which creates energy from the wind spinning the ________. I will be using magnetism to produce this energy.
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- adavielLv 79 years ago
The general term is generator. Dynamo now means a DC generator, while the most commonly used is an alternator (AC generator).
DC is generally produced with an alternator and solid-state rectifiers (diodes), like in a car.
- TaureanLv 79 years ago
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- protohamLv 69 years ago
I think the answer you are looking for is "armature of a generator" The armature is the coil of wire spinning in the magnetic field to produce electricity.Source(s): EE