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### Difference Between Relay and Circuit Breaker

// Feb 28th, 2013
Relay vs Circuit Breaker   Electricity is a powerful source of energy, and its applications are innumerable. However, uncontrolled and unprotected electricity is very dangerous. Power overloads and short circuits may cause equipment damage, and sometime fire and human casualties. Therefore, it can be put...

### Difference Between DC Motor and DC Generator

// Feb 27th, 2013
DC Motor vs DC Generator   The basic internal structure of the DC motor and DC generator are the same and works on the Faraday’s laws of induction. However, the way DC motor operates is different to the way DC generator operators. This article takes closer look at the structure of DC motor and generator and how...

### Difference Between Current Transformer and Voltage Transformer (Potential Transformer)

// Sep 20th, 2012
Current Transformer vs Voltage Transformer (Potential Transformer)   A transformer is a device that transfers electrical energy from one circuit to another using electromagnetic induction through inductively coupled conductors, also called the transformer’s coils. Based on the number of turnings in...

### Difference Between Synchronous Motor and Induction Motor

// May 31st, 2012
Synchronous Motor vs Induction Motor   Both Induction motors and synchronous motors are AC motors used to convert electrical energy to mechanical energy. More about Induction Motors Based on the principles of electromagnetic induction, the first induction motors were invented by Nikola Tesla (in 1883) and Galileo...

### Difference Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Motor

// May 29th, 2012
Synchronous vs Asynchronous Motor   The synchronous speed of an AC motor is the rotation rate of the rotating magnetic field created by the stator. The synchronous speed is always an integer fraction of power source frequency. The synchronous speed (ns) of an asynchronous motor in revolutions per minute (RPM)...

### Difference Between Stepper Motor and DC Motor

// May 29th, 2012
Stepper Motor vs DC Motor   The principle used in motors is one aspect of the principle of induction. The law states that if a charge is moving in a magnetic field, a force acts on the charge in a direction perpendicular to both the velocity of the charge and the magnetic field. The same principle applies...

### Difference Between Servo Motor and Induction Motor

// May 29th, 2012
Servo Motor vs Induction Motor   Motors are the class of electromechanical devices which convert the electrical energy into mechanical energy. In some applications, pure torque is needed to drive a mechanism, and in some applications, the position and the rotational speed of the mechanism have to be controlled....

### Difference Between Isolator and Circuit Breaker

// May 29th, 2012
Isolator vs Circuit Breaker   Electricity plays a prominent role in our society. Almost every household appliances and industrial machinery works on electricity. Despite its extreme usefulness electricity can be harmful, when faults occur in the electrical system. Power overloads and short circuits may cause...

### Difference Between Generator and Alternator

// May 29th, 2012
Generator vs Alternator   Broadly defining, a generator is a generic term for a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy, and an alternator is a type of generator that generates an alternating current. More about Electric Generator The fundamental principle behind the operation of any electrical...

### Difference Between AC and DC Power

// May 29th, 2012
AC vs DC Power   Power is a measure of the rate of energy flowing through a conductor. The power delivered from an alternating current source is also alternating, and it is known as AC power. The power delivered from a direct current source is not changing with time, and it is known as DC power. The characteristics...

### Difference Between AC and DC Motor

// May 29th, 2012
AC vs DC Motor   An electromechanical device converts electrical energy to mechanical energy. AC motor is an electromechanical device that works on AC electricity while the DC motor works on DC electricity. More about AC motor An AC motor consists of two main parts a rotor, a component that rotates, and a...

### Difference Between AC and DC Generator

// May 28th, 2012
AC vs DC Generator   The electricity we use has two forms, one is Alternating and the other is Direct (means no change over time). The power supply of our homes has alternating current and voltages, but the power supply of an automobile has unchanging currents and voltages. Both forms have their own uses...

### Difference Between Fuse and Circuit Breaker

// May 26th, 2012
Fuse vs Circuit Breaker   Electricity is the main power source in our households and industry. With its innumerous advantages, still electricity may cause problems in any application if not regulated properly. An overload in electrical power can damage any appliances or machinery connected to the power supply...

### Difference Between Electric Motor and Generator

// May 5th, 2012
Electric Motor vs Generator   Electricity has become an inseparable part of our life; more or less our whole lifestyle is based on the electrical equipment. Energy is converted from many forms to the form of electrical energy, to power up all these devices. The electric motor is a device which converts mechanical...

### Difference Between Rechargeable and Non Rechargeable Batteries

// Aug 13th, 2011
Rechargeable vs Non Rechargeable Batteries All over the world, small batteries are used to provide energy to appliances in households such as toys for kids, watches, remote controls of various electronic products, and many other items that are battery operated. Most of these batteries are non rechargeable, though...

### Difference Between Active and Passive Components

// Aug 1st, 2011
Active vs Passive Components All electrical components can be divided into two main categories as active and passive devices. The categorization is based on components’ capability to produce energy to the circuit. If any component delivers the power to the circuit, it belongs to the active components category....