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AC Generator

DC Generator

AC Generator is a device which converts mechanical energy to AC Electrical Energy

DC Generator is a device which converts mechanical energy to DC Electrical Energy

In AC Generator, Direction of electrical current reverses periodically.

In DC Generator, Direction of electrical current doesn’t change

AC generator does not have commutators.

DC generators have commutators to make the current flow in one direction only.

It is used to power small electrical appliances. 

It is used to power very large motors. 

AC Generators require very less maintenance 

DC Generators require frequent maintenance

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 13 Class 10 - Magnetic Effects of Electric Current (Term 2)

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo