Difference between AC power and DC power
AC power is the standard electricity that comes out of power outlets. Alternating current (AC) changes the direction of the electrical flow at a rate of about 60 times per second.
DC power is a linear electrical current, it moves in a straight line. It keeps a constant pace and flows in the same direction all the time. Direct current (DC) flows from a negative charge to a positive charge and does not fluctuate.
Difference between AC and DC:
|1. It stands for Alternating Current.||1.It stands for Direct Current.|
|2. AC reverses its direction while flowing in a circuit.||2. DC flows in one direction in the circuit|
|3. The frequency of AC is 50Hz or 60Hz depending upon the country||3. The frequency of DC is zero|
|4. AC is safe to transfer longer distance even between two cities.||4. Voltage of DC can't travel for a very long distance.|
|5. Rotating magnet along the wire can cause the change in direction of electric flow.||5. Steady magnetism along the wire can make DC flow in a single direction.|
|6. The power factor of AC lies between 0 & 1||6. The power factor of DC is always 1|
|7. IN AC power, electrons keep switching both directions - forward and backward||7. IN DC power, electrons move steadily only in one direction - forward|
|8. AC power is mainly used in the industry of the transportation and production of electricity.||8. DC power is mainly used in Cell or Battery.|