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Regulate or reverse the direction of (an alternating electric current), especially to make it a direct current.‘commutating coils’
- ‘The units provide sinusoidal commutated motor drive as well as field-oriented motor control.’
- ‘A main switching element is provided to turn ON and OFF an input voltage, and a synchronous commutating switching element is provided to perform synchronous commutation of a load current.’
- ‘An electronically commutated motor has a stator with two winding phases.’
Late 19th century: from Latin commutat- ‘changed altogether, exchanged, interchanged’, from the verb commutare (see commute).
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