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AC vs DC – What is the Difference?

AC vs. DC Electric current is the flow of electrons carrying electric charge. There are 2 types of electric current – direct (DC) and alternating (AC). In Direct Current the electron flow takes place only in one direction. A battery is a source of direct current. DC is widely used in many electronic circuits operating in low voltage levels. In Alternating Current, both voltage and current alternate in direction back and forth following a sine wave pattern. The number of cycles per second, Read more [...]