Rotor Bars

rotor_barA brushed DC motor has a set of rotating windings wound on an armature mounted on a rotating shaft. The shaft also carries the commutator a long-lasting rotary electrical switch that periodically reverses the flow of current in the rotor windings as the rotor bar rotates. Thus, every brushed DC motor has AC flowing through its rotating windings. Current flows through one or more pairs of brushes that bear on the commutator; the brushes connect an external source of electric power to the rotating armature.