Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 9 years ago

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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  • 9 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.

  • 9 years ago

    Electric Generator


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  • 9 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
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