In this article ,we are here with the difference between the technological terms .Ac and Dc are the two common terms related to flow of electric charge, Ac stands for alternating current and Dc stands for direct current. This article covers up tutorial guide to AC and DC .With this, it also includes the differences between AC and DC.
1. AC (alternating current)
2.DC (Direct current)
|Parameters||ALTERNATING CURRENT||DIRECT CURRENT|
|Define||The current flowing in Alternating or Sinusoidal form is called AC.||The current flowing through in Direct or pulses form called Direct Current|
|Frequency||The frequency of AC varies 50-60hz depend upon the country||The frequency of DC is 0.|
|Direction||1.The Direction of AC is reverse
2.constantly changes (positive to negative)
|1.The DC flow in one direction
2.same direction (negative to positive)
|Types of Waves||1. Sinusoidal
|Obtained||AC current obtains from main supply and is generated from Invertors also||DC current obtained from batteries|
|AC can be converted into DC with the help of Rectification circuit and is easy to use for mobiles and laptops etc.||DC can be converted in to AC with help of Inverter circuit and easy to use in homes and lights.|
|Examples||Audio and Radio||Mobile and laptops|
|Uses||It is uses in fans ,Refrigerator, Split A.c||It is uses to charge batteries and as power supply for Electronic systems.|
Alternating current and Direct current are the two forms of current which are convertible from one form to another. Each of the two forms are different from one another in many ways. Every such parameter are discussed in the above section. But the major difference is that the direct current has unidirectional flow of electric charge while in alternating current the electric charge flows in both directions.