Direct current
08 Mar 2022

Direct current is often referred to by electrical professionals with the acronym DC.

Direct current is a type of electricity transmission and distribution by which electricity flows in one direction through the conductor, usually relatively low voltage and high current. To be used for typical 120 volt or 220 volt household appliances, DC must be converted to alternating current, its opposite.(Read more here)

Direct current is produced by rectifiers, batteries, generators with commutators, and fuel cells. For example, the current flowing in appliances running on batteries or in a flashlight is a direct current.

Did you know that…

… the Australian rock band AC/DC chose its name because its members wanted to symbolize the band’s raw energy and power-driven performance? Their first album was actually called “High Voltage”.

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Alternating current