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SEP Motor/Generator Unit

Code: A58RQ

  • Generate power using a generator
  • Use a weight to generate power
  • Learn about forces and energy transfers

Product details

SEP Motor/Generator Unit

• Generate power using a generator
• Use a weight to generate power
• Learn about forces and energy transfers
• Comes pre-assembled
• Suitable for ages 11+ with supervision

What can I do with this kit?
Generate power with this motor/generator kit. This is a great way of demonstrating how you can transfer energy from one form to another. Place the generator on a higher level such as a bench or table and wrap a thread (not included) around it so that a weight attached to it hits the floor. Attach a 100g mass (not included) and see how much electricity is generated as it falls, pulling the pulley around at speed.

What does it teach?
Demonstrate forces and energy transfers with this kit. Before the mass is released, it has potential energy due to gravity. This is converted to kinetic energy as it falls. The kinetic energy is then turned to electrical energy as it turns the generator. Change the mass used or the height of the generator (and length of thread) and see what changes. The gears and sizes of the pulleys have been chosen to make it easier for a range of experiments to take place.

Number of included parts 1
Number of experiments that can be made 1
What can be made? Dynamo & motor
Computer system requirements N/A
Age group, if specified 11+
Power supply requirements Generates own power
Dimensions 170 mm x 75 mm x 60mm

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A58RQ SEP Motor/Generator Unit (1+) £49.99

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Introductory Price £159.
Offer price ends 4 January 2017