What does the generator do in a car?

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The generator makes power for the car so the battery doesn't drain flat in a few miles/kilometers. Everything a car does takes power, and batteries alown just can't cut it on long trips. However, generators have not been used in todays American automobiles for nearly 50 years. The alternator took its place in most cases in 1963. It does the exact same job.

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