- switch for reversing the direction of an electric current
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Com'mu·ta`tor noun (Electricity)
A piece of apparatus used for reversing the direction of an electrical current; an attachment to certain electrical machines, by means of which alternating currents are made to be continuous or to have the same direction.
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switch for reversing the direction of an electric current
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• (n.) A piece of apparatus used for reversing the direction of an electrical current; an attachment to certain electrical machines, by means of which alternating currents are made to be continuous or to have the same direction.
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(from the article `electric generator`) ...or armature, windings are placed in slots in the cylindrical iron rotor. A simplified machine with only one rotor coil is shown in Figure 6. The ...
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A commutator is a rotary electrical switch in certain types of electric motors or electrical generators that periodically reverses the current direction between the rotor and the external circuit. In a motor, it applies power to the best location on the rotor, and in a generator, picks off power similarly. As a switch, it has exc
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In mathematics, the commutator gives an indication of the extent to which a certain binary operation fails to be commutative. There are different definitions used in group theory and ring theory. ==Group theory== The commutator of two elements, g and h, of a group G, is the element N.B. The above definition of the commutator is used by some group
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mechanical device in a brushed DC motor that passes current from the brushes to the windings.
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an assembly of conducting members insulated from one another and from their supports, against which the brushes are maintained, enabling current to flow between a rotating winding and a generally stationary part of a circuit by sliding contact and also enabling commutation between the particular coils of the rotating winding
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an assembly of conducting members insulated from one another and from their supports, against which the brushes are maintained and used to enable commutation of current between a moving winding and the stationary part of a circuit by sliding contact
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The part of a DC motor armature that causes the electrical current to be switched to various armature windings. Properly sequenced switching creates the motor torque. The commutator also provides the means to transmit the electrical current to the moving armature through the brushes that ride on the commutator.
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commutator, device used in an electric generator to convert the alternating current produced in the generator into direct current before the current is sent into an external circuit; it is basically a rotary switching device synchronized with the frequency of the alternating current. Commutators are...
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A commutator is a piece of apparatus used in connection with many electrical instruments for reversing the current from the battery, without the necessity of changing the arrangement of the conductors from the poles.
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Device in a DC (direct-current) electric motor that reverses the current flowing in the armature coils as the armature rotates. A DC generator, or dynamo, uses a commutator to convert the AC (alternating current) generated in the armature coils into DC. A commutator consists of opposite pairs of conductors insulated from one another, and contac...
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The rotating part of a DC generator.
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A cylindrical device mounted on the armature shaft and consisting of a number of wedge-shaped copper
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