Application of a Generator

The secondary experiment is designed to illustrate the parallels between generators and motors. In this experiment, the linear motor from the previous unit is used and connected to the generator made in this unit.

Guiding Questions:

  • How is electricity generated?

Step 1


For this experiment, you will need the linear motor made in the previous unit, two banana cables, and the linear generator made in this unit.

Step 2


Connect the linear generator and the motor together using the banana cables. Begin moving the generator’s armature.

What do you see? Try and explain what is happening.