Electric motor

Electric generator

It converts electrical energy into mechanical energy

It converts mechanical energy into electrical energy

It uses electricity.

It generates electricity.

It follows Fleming's left hand rule.

It follows Fleming's right hand rule.

It is based on the principle that
Current carrying conductor placed in magnetic field experiences force

It is based on the principle of
Electromagnetic Induction

Example - Motors are used in Electric car , Fans, Pumps

Example - Generators are used at power stations to
generate electricity
(Rotation of turbine generates electricity)

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