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what is AC current ? which devices produces AC currant?can AC current be converted to dc current? what is meant by frequency of ACcurrent what is the meaning of that?could you plz explain?

what is AC current ? which devices produces AC currant?can AC current be converted to dc current? what is meant by frequency of ACcurrent what is the meaning of that?could you plz explain?

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Badiuddin askIITians.ismu Expert
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12 years ago

Dear nikhil

In alternating current (AC, also ac) the movement (or flow) of electric charge periodically reverses direction. An electric charge would for instance move forward, then backward, then forward, then backward, over and over again.

The usual waveform of an AC power circuit is a sine wave, however in certain applications, different waveforms are used, such as triangular or square waves. Audio and radio signals carried on electrical wires are also examples of alternating current

The electrical current in your house is alternating current. This comes from power plants that are operated by the electric company. Those big wires you see stretching across the countryside are carrying AC current from the power plants to the loads, which are in our homes and businesses. The direction of current is switching back and forth 60 times each second.

AC is created by generators in power plants, and other sources.


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