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AC vs DC

What’s the difference between AC & DC or alternating current and direct current? 
Keep scrolling to find out!
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Alternating vs. Direct Current

“So it appears the War of the Currents may not be over yet. But instead of continuing in a heated AC vs. DC battle, it looks like the two currents will end up working parallel to each other in a sort of hybrid armistice.” Lantero, A. The War of the Currents: AC vs. DC Power. Energy.gov

Quick Facts on Alternating Current

  • Alternating current is electric current whose direction fluctuates. 
  • It was developed by Nikola Tesla. 
  • AC power is used in your home and workplaces. 
  • Equipment & home appliances use AC power.
  • Alternating current more efficient than DC power. 
  • AC power easily converts to low or high voltages and loses less voltage over long distances  

Quick Facts on Direct Current

  • Direct current is electric current that flows in one direction. 
  • It was developed by Thomas Edison
  • DC power is used for charging batteries & consumer electrics. 
  • Electric vehicles use direct current. 
  • Solar panels produce DC power.
  • Direct current doesn’t convert to higher or lower voltages easily.
  • It is more stable than AC. 

Energy.gov has a fun and interactive page all about Edison and Tesla.  check it our for videos, timelines, quizzes, and more about alternating and direct currents. 

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