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Define motor

To continue, you need to understand what a motor is.

A motor is defined as a device that changes electricity or fuel into mechanical power, such as driving a spinning shaft.

Motor definition mnemonic.

In our case an electric motor is a device that changes electrical energy into mechanical power - usually driving a spinning shaft that turns, for example, a fan, an electric shaver, a washing machine drum and increasingly, the wheels of electric vehicles.


A useful mnemonic to remember this is:

Motors produce

Or more accurately

Motors produce
Mechanical power


GEnErators produce


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