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What is the difference between AC and DC Electricity?

Asked by G. GRAY, Last updated: Apr 22, 2020

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Answered Mar 30, 2020

AC and DC are different due to the way the electrons flow. AC stands for alternating current, while DC stands for direct current. In DC, the electrons flow smoothly either on a single path or forward. It is the AC that is more common, and this is the electricity that our homes, schools, and offices utilize.

These places generally obtain more electricity than they could use. AC electricity can be transmitted from the mighty power grid. DC electricity possesses the form which is used to give power in the United States. However, DC electricity tends to lose power during its travel.

Although, one of the best advantages to DC power is its ability to be used in particular situations. AC power transmission doesn't fly when it comes to long distances, so DC power is used. DC is more straightforward for smaller devices to utilize, and it is the preferred mode of power supply for anything that works on battery.

 

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