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Friction and electrical arcing at the commutator means the brushes must be replaced regularly.
Instead of brushes and a commutator, a small circuit board coordinates the energy delivery to the windings.
In a motor using direct current, which comes from a battery, the switching is done with a commutator, a type of mechanical switch.
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