Synonyms for generator

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Solinski won't know we have a generator until we turn on the power.

In others the generator and battery, in emergency, may both provide current.

A steady low hum will be heard when the generator is in operation.

If you can hold your hand on the various parts of the generator, the temperature is safe.

It is often difficult to determine what charging current should be delivered by the generator.

Defective cutout, allowing battery to discharge into generator.

A generator is made of iron, copper, carbon, and insulation.

A generator operates most efficiently when delivering its rated output.

The generator must be driven in the proper direction or the generator will not build up.

Therefore, keep the generator as fully loaded as possible at all times.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "person or thing that generates," from Latin generator "a begetter, producer," agent noun from past participle stem of generare (see generation). Meaning "machine that generates power" first recorded 1794; in sense of "machine that generates electric energy," 1879. Fem. generatrix attested from 1650s.

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