alternating current

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Synonyms for alternating current

an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally

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Where General Electric bid claimed to electrify the fair using Edison's direct current for $554000 but lost to George Westinghouse who said he could power the fair for only $399000 using Tesla's alternating current.
The researchers found that applying a high-frequency alternating current for about one-third of a second stops the disorganized cells in their tracks and puts them briefly in a state of suspended animation.
Edison had committed himself to direct current, and he fought the use of alternating current, but he lost out eventually.
Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS) - Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape, Trends and Analysis gives detailed information on the Global FACTS market and provides historical and forecast numbers for revenues, volumes and average price up to 2020.
7095 on entering into an administration agreement concerning the assignment of the Traction Engines Repair service Alternating Current and Direct Current, Moto-alternators and Small Rotating electrical machines - divided into three lots structured as follows Lot 1 - Repair service of complete traction motors in alternating current and the individual stators and provision of related rotors; - CIG 666641320A.
By working to develop alternating current against the negativism of the entire scientific world, Tesla truly lit up the world.
The conductors atop the electrical transmission towers carry 500,000 volts, the highest voltage line in DWP's equipment and one that carries direct current, not alternating current, Yancy said.
In the battle between alternating current and direct current (see 1883), victory went to alternating current, because it could be transformed into another current of much higher voltage and of correspondingly lower amperage (to get something, you have to give up something in the real world).
However, this analogy is somewhat like comparing apples and oranges, since Earth's magnetic field is static, while those due to alternating current oscillate at one or more characteristic frequencies.
com/research/f60b64/asia_pacific_flexi) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Asia Pacific Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Equipment Markets" to their offering.
Edison and his supporters even arranged for underhanded purchases of Westinghouse motors which were first used on New York State's new electric chair in 1890 in an attempt to link the name of Westinghouse and alternating current with death by electrical shock.
The company's main product is a device that converts electrical power from alternating current to direct current with the focus on industrial and telecommunications departments.
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