Difference between Electric Motor and Electric Generator:
- Generator converts mechanical energy to electrical energy, while motor converts mechanical energy to electrical energy.
- In a generator, shaft attached to the rotor is driven by a mechanical force and electric current is produced in the armature windings, while the shaft of a motor is driven by the magnetic forces developed between the armature and field;
currenthas to be supplied to the armature winding.
- Motors (generally a moving charge in a magnetic field) obey the Fleming`s left hand rule, while the generator obeys Fleming’s left hand rule.