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How a generator makes electricity?

generator works by producing mechanical energy using an engine, which can be powered using a variety of fuel options such as diesel, biogas, natural gas or LPG. The engine is used to rotate the axle of an electrical conductor in a magnetic field which creates electricity.

Engine – The engine is used to create mechanical energy.

Alternator (Or Genhead) – creates the electrical output from the engine generated mechanical energy. 

The mechanical energy is used to rotate a copper coil wrapped around an iron core inside powerful a permanent magnet or electric magnet. This movement, or changing magnetic field, causes electrons in the conducting (copper) wire to move from one place to another creating an electrical current.

Inoplex Generator
Inoplex Generator

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Cogeneration encompasses a lot of different technologies to produce energy, depending on a range of factors. The most common cogeneration technology is cogenerators, inverters and engines, but there are lots of different versions and additions that assist the process. One inclusion that has major benefits, and is an Inoplex speciality, is power electronics.