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2013-03-14 18:15:32
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Some types of dc electric motors can be used as generators of dc current if they are driven by another source of rotating power, such as a diesel or gas engine or an ac electric motor.

But many other types of electric motor - such as, for example 3-phase ac squirrel cage induction motors - cannot be used that way.

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