commutator

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Electronics

  • A device, such as a switch, used to reverse current.
  • In a DC motor or generator, the section that causes the direction of the electric current to be reversed in the armature windings.
  • In a DC motor or generator, the section which maintains electrical continuity between the rotor and the stator.
  • In communications, a circuit or device used for commutation (3).
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