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Old 10-10-11, 07:08 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by AC_Hacker View Post
Could you elaborate please?
I forget what the exact reasons were for AC being safer, I just remember it from my old electrical text book that I read 15 years ago but I seem to remember that it's easier to brake an arc in AC then it is in DC.
It's also easier to work with because you can use transformers with AC, a lot of switching power supplies require AC, induction motors require AC, and there is such a small demand for DC appliances that they tend to cost more and you have a smaller selection.
Going through my parents shed I found a box of 32v light bulbs from when we lived off grid, boxes of other low voltage DC appliances, all out dated and less efficient then pretty much anything that you can get new.
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