Janusz Butkiewicz
Janusz Butkiewicz voted up Tom Jackson's answer

How does a generator work?
An electric generator is a device that converts mechanical energy obtained from an external source into electrical energy as the output.

It is important to understand that a generator does not actually ‘create’ electrical energy. Instead, it uses the mechanical energy supplied to it to force the movement of electric charges present … Read more

Janusz Butkiewicz
Janusz Butkiewicz voted up Stuti Ahuja's answer
An electric generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy with the help of electromagnetic induction. This is done by moving a conductor thorough a magnetic field; when a conductor like a copper wire is moved through a magnet, it induces current in the conductor which is moving continuously. The mechanical energy in the conductor is … Read more