field coil
  • noun a coil of wire that produces the magnetisation required to operate an electrical motor or generator when carrying an electrical current
  • In an electromagnetic device or machine, a coil of wire which, when current flows through it, is utilized to produce a magnetic field of constant strength. Such coils are used, for instance, in electric motors, electric generators, and electrodynamic speakers. Also called field winding.
  • synonym field winding

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