The electrical generators are some of the most useful devices we can find, as they are specially designed to produce the electrical energy needed to power any equipment that runs on such energy.
A electrical generator is a device that is capable of maintaining a difference in electrical potential between two points known as poles or terminals, which results in a supply of electricity to any circuit connected to those terminals.
Electric generators are classified into two types, which are:
- PrimaryThese convert any type of energy they receive into electrical energy.
- SecondaryThese generators deliver to the terminals only a part of the energy received in the form of electrical energy.
We can see that there are a lot of different electrical generators, but what is really important is that they all work in a similar way, using the principle of conservation of energy and Faraday's Law.
In the following video, we will see how electric generators work: