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James Hinnant
09/22/05 01:53
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Silicon Valley (west), Ca
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#101348 - War of Currents: Edison vs. Tesla
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Currents

"In the "War of Currents" era in the late 1880s, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison became adversaries due to Edison's promotion of direct current (DC) for electric power distribution over the more efficient alternating current (AC) advocated by Tesla.

During the initial years of electricity distribution, Edison's direct current was the standard for the United States and Edison was not disposed to lose all his patent royalties. Direct current worked well for the incandescent lamps that were the principal load of the day. From his work with rotary magnetic fields, Tesla devised a system for generation, transmission, and utilization of AC power. He partnered with George Westinghouse to commercialize this system. Westinghouse had previously bought the rights to Tesla's polyphase system patents and other patents for AC transformers from Lucien Gaulard and John Dixon Gibbs.

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List of 11 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
War of Currents: Edison vs. Tesla      James Hinnant      09/22/05 01:53      
   So who won?      Russell Bull      09/22/05 03:35      
      Electric Chair      Andy Neil      09/22/05 03:50      
         the other way      Neil Kurzman      09/22/05 13:49      
   Ferranti      Andy Neil      09/22/05 03:51      
      Tesla was the first      Slobodan Mandaric      09/22/05 05:06      
      Deptford      Steve M. Taylor      09/22/05 05:11      
      wiki:Ferranti      James Hinnant      09/25/05 03:13      
         Efficiency?      Oliver Sedlacek      09/26/05 02:04      
         Closed loop      Jan Waclawek      09/26/05 02:39      
            's true      Steve M. Taylor      09/26/05 06:37      

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