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How does a dynamo produce electricity?

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A dynamo has two main components: stationary magnets called stators, which create a powerful magnetic field, and a moving magnet called a rotor that rotates within the magnetic field. The moving rotor cuts through the flux lines of the magnetic field and this movement creates electricity.

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The rotating movement of the rotor within the dynamo generates electricity by pushing the electrically charged particles within the magnetic field against one another. The magnets within a dynamo is made with a copper material that is wrapped around iron called a solenoid, which is a more powerful than a magnetite or a permanent magnet. The rotating motion of the rotor may be powered by falling water, wind and steam or gas turbines.

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