# 12 Difference between Motor and Generator in Tabular Form

In electrical engineering, the foremost topic is Electrical Machines. The electrical machines consist of two major parts one is the electrical motor and another is the generator. Both are electromagnetic devices.

Is a motor and a generator the same thing?

No. Motor and generator have basic differences such as working principle, representation, block diagram, applicable electrical machine rules, types, uses, examples, and many more.

Let’s describe what is the main difference between motor and generator in tabular form.

### Electric Motor vs Generator

Study here further details of Types of Electric Motors.

#### 11. Block diagram of a motor-generator set

You can easily understand the workings of the electric motor and generator through the following block diagram.

• Electric Motor Diagram:
• Generator Diagram:

#### 12. Fleming’s rules for motor and generator:

• Which rule is used in motor?

In the electrical motor, force, magnetic field and current are working as per the Fleming left-hand rule.

From following the figure, you can easily understand what is Fleming left hand rule.

You can remember the Fleming left-hand rule by using a short trick (father-mother-children).

• Which rule is used in generator?

Generator work on the Fleming right hand rule.

I have mentioned the relationship between the current, force or motion, and magnetic field that helps to understand what is Fleming’s right hand rule.

You can remember the Fleming right-hand rule by using a short trick (My mother is cute).

Thus, this diagram helps to understand what is the difference between Fleming’s left-hand rule and Fleming’s right-hand rule.

All the basic12 points has covered difference between electric motor and generator.

Many of the students get confused between these two electrical devices. I tried my best to make it simple.

If you have any queries or any points to mention about motor vs generator, please comment below.

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### 14 thoughts on “12 Difference between Motor and Generator in Tabular Form”

1. Thanks, very well explained.

• Thank you so much, Muqtar.

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