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  •  One reason Edison pushed DC (0+ / 0-)

    Was less transmission loss, Tesla pushed AC, and was right for the technology of the time.

    .................expect us......................... FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 02:44:48 PM PST

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    •  I don't see that (0+ / 0-)

      DC requires pushing electrons down the wire while AC requires establishing standing waves.

      so the A/C is more like an osciallation while DC is a physical push.

      •  Both AC and DC push electrons around, but (0+ / 0-)

        with AC the push just turns around and goes the other way every 120th of a second, and you get hysteresis losses and transformers heat up.

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