Wind Turbine Generators
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Changing Generator Rotational Speed
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Changing the Number of Generator Poles
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How Does a Generator Work ?

You already know a small electrical motor. When you switch the motor on it starts running. This happens with many different home appliances such as an electrical whisk, an electrical train or a fan.

However, a motor can also be used as a generator.
Fasten the motor and put the pulley on the shaft.
Connect the two poles to a light bulb and see what happens when you turn the shaft.
Use a piece of string to make it easier to turn the wheel.

Motor and light bulb
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Motor with pulley
Cables
3 Volt light bulb
Socket
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