i would like to know what is the purpose of commutators.

Asked by supreethabv | 15th Oct, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student

The commutator is really just a switch. As it rotates, it changes the direction of the electricity in electric motors and generators. By reversing the electricity flow in an electric motor armature (moving coil) a rotating force is produced which in turn rotates the armature and converts the electrical force to mechanical force. In a generator, the commutator does exactly the reverse; it converts the mechanical force to electrical force.

Hope that satisfies your query.

Answered by  | 15th Oct, 2010, 05:46: PM

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