In this post, we will briefly discuss the different applications of generators and motors.
Applications of generators and motors in cars
Alternator in cars
A car contains an alternator that charges its battery and powers the car’s electric system when its engine is running. Alternators have the great advantage over direct-current generators of not using a commutator, which makes them simpler, lighter, less costly, and more rugged than a DC generator.
Starter motor in cars
A car also contains a DC electric motor, the starter motor, to turn over the engine to start it.
A starter motor consists of the very powerful DC electric motor and starter solenoid that is attached to the motor. A starter motor requires a very high current to crank the engine, that’s why it’s connected to the battery with large cables.
More applications of generators and motor are listed below:
Applications of Generators
- car alternator
- bicycle dynamo
- hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) drive systems
- aircraft auxiliary power generation
- wind generators
- high-speed gas turbine generators
Applications of Motors
- in electric drills
- in washing machines
- in mixers
- in dentist drills
- in fans
- the starter of a car