Definitions for **"Alternating current"**

A current which periodically changes or reverses its direction of flow, especially an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally, as is used for most domestic and industrial power requirements. Contrasted with direct curent.

the type of electricity that comes from a wall outlet (AC), as opposed to direct current (DC). It is used in flash thermolysis and certain types of electric tweezers

(AC) An electric current that periodically reverses direction of electron flow. The rate at which a full cycle occurs in a given unit of time (generally a second) is called the frequency of the current.

Flow of electricity that periodically reverses direction

The electrical power that flows from wall sockets. Named for its method of alternating between positive and negative voltage.

An electric current that rises to a maximum in one direction, falls back to zero and then rises to a maximum in the opposite direction and then repeats.

An electric current which flows alternately in opposite directions without interruption.

an electric current whose instantaneous value and direction change periodically. The term usually refers to sinusoidally shaped current or voltage waves.

(AC) An electrical current that reverse its polarity or direction of flow at regular intervals. AC is usually represented by a sine wave. In the US, domestic wall plugs provide AC at 60 hertz, or 60 cycles persecond.

Electron flow that periodically reverses polarity and direction of travel through a circuit. The common example is 60-cycle AC power, used in most homes and offices, where voltage polarity and current go through 60 cycles of reversal per second.

Current flows back and forth (a cycle) through a conductor. In each cycle, the electrons flow first in one direction, then the other.

a type of electrical current that changes direction regularly in time.

an electric current that regularly reverses its direction

Electric current which changes direction with a regular frequency. Domestic mains in the UK have a frequency of 50 Hertz.

Flow of electricity that constantly changes director between positive and negative sides. Almost all power produced by electric utilities: --usually 100 or 120 times per second (50 or 60 cycles per second or 50//60 Hz).

(AC) a current which is continually changing its value and direction in a regular fashion. Usually it means a current which can be described by the equation: = sin(2 f t) (a "sinusoidal" current) in which is current, is a constant called the amplitude of the current, is time and is the frequency of the current. In Australia the frequency of commercially generated AC power is 50 Hz, which means that the current changes direction 100 times per second (twice for each cycle).

(AC) current that periodically reverses direction as it flows.

Electricity that changes direction periodically. The period is measured in Cycles per Second (Hertz, Hz).

Current that changes from a positive level to a negative level periodically. Example: a 60 Hz alternating current change from positive to negative 60 times per second.

AC, alternating current, is a type of electrical current that is used in home outlets in the USA. It is measured is cycles per second (CPS) or in hertz.

AC - The movement of charge carriers in a medium where the direction in which the carriers move reverses over time, typically with a fixed period, for example 60 Hz 120 VAC household current.

The flow of electrical current that moves repeatedly back and forth (a cycle).

An electric current that periodically reverses its direction. The standard current used by utilities in the U.S. is 60 cycles per second; in Europe and other parts of the world it is 50 cycles per second.

A current whose polarity alternates from positive to negative over time. The rate of such "alternations" is measured in cycles per second - more commonly known as Hertz (Hz)

A pulsating electric current in which direction of flow is rapidly changed, so the terminal becomes in rapid succession positive, then negative. Abbreviated AC.

The electricity used in your home is AC, or Alternating Current. AC electricity changes voltage periodically, typically 60 times a second.

An alternating current is one whose amplitude of current flow periodically rises from zero to a maximum in one direction, decreases to zero, changes its direction, rises to a maximum in the opposite direction, and decreases to zero again.

Electric Current that alternates or reverses polarity continuously. The number of alternations per second are described as cycles, (hertz or Hz)

or AC Flow of electricity which reaches maximum in one direction, decreases to zero, then reverses itself and reaches maximum in the opposite direction. This cycle is repeated continuously. The number of such cycles per second is the frequency.

An electric current that has one direction during one part of a generating cycle and the opposite direction during the remainder of the cycle.

electrical current that reverses direction at a certain frequency. For example, alternating current from a wall socket in the U.S. reverses current at 60 Hz, or 60 cycles per second.

a current that continuously changes in magnitude and direction. In the US the current changes at a frequency of 60 Hz.

In electricity, alternating current (AC) occurs when charge carriers in a conductor or semiconductor periodically reverse their direction of movement. Household utility current in most countries is AC with a frequency of 60 hertz.

an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally; "In the US most household current is AC at 60 cycles per second"

Current which reverses polarity at a uniform frequency.

or (AC) An electric current that reverses its direction regularly and continually. The voltage alternates its polarity and direction of current flow negative to positive. AC current increases to a peak, decreases through zero, and peaks in the opposite direction. AC current flows back and forth in the conductor and is expressed in cycles per second, or Hertz (Hz).

A flow of electric charge (electric current) that undergoes periodic reverses in direction. In North America, household current alternates at a frequency of 60 times per second.

(AC) - An electrical current that reverses direction of flow at regular intervals (e.g. the current produced by a magneto).

A type of electric current where the polarity is reversed (usually) 60 times per second. In the USA, most household current is alternating current.

Also called a.c. - it is an electric current which regularly changes direction and size. Electricity and magnetism

During electro cell fusion, an alternating electrical current is utilized to induce an inhomogeneous, or divergent electric field, allowing for dielectrophoresis and pearl chain formation. The resulting physical contact between cells facilitates the fusion process that may result following the application of a DC electroporation pulse.

an electric current that reverses its direction at regularity occurring intervals. Homes have A.C.

Type of electric current typically used in buildings and in homes.

Voltage that increases to a maximum positive (+) and falls back to zero and then continues to a maximum negative (-) and back to zero. This cycle is repeated 60 times for 60 hertz AC power.

(AC): Current that alternates from positive to negative. AC is the normal current used to power most devices in homes and businesses. (Compare to Direct Current.)

Also known as AC power, alternating current is electricity that reverses direction within a circuit. The electricity we use in our homes does this 120 times per second.

Current produced when electrons move first in one direction and then in the opposite direction. The musical signals reproduced by an audio system are of an AC nature.

An electrical current that changes strength and direction of flow with a certain regular cycle. For example, 60 Hertz AC is an electrical current that changes its polarity (from positive to negative and back to positive; a complete cycle) sixty times per second.

Voltage forces electrons to flow in one direction and then quickly alternates to the opposite direction.

A type of current that flows from positive to negative and from negative to positive in the same conductor.

An electric current that reverses its direction at a given time interval.

An electrical system in which voltage polarity and current flow alternates direction on a regular basis. Your home is an example of a system that is powered by AC.

Electric current that reverses direction, usually many times per second. Through common expression, the term refers to a wave form that provides for efficient transmission of electrical energy over long distances.

Electrical current (flow of electrons) in which the direction of flow is reversed at constant intervals, such as 60 cycles per second.

Electrical current that reverses its direction at regularly occurring intervals. In Canada, AC electricity alternates 60 times per second.

The commonly available electric power used in buildings, including homes. The power shifts or alternates back and forth, typically changing direction 50 or 60 times per second. search

Current which oscilates 60 times per second. This is the type of current used within our homes.

current resulting from a periodically varying voltage source

An electric current whose direction is periodically reversed. This is the common form of electricity generated in homes and offices. All electronic digital systems use direct current (DC) in their circuits and have built-in power supplies to convert the AC into DC.

An electric current that reverses direction of flow at regular intervals and has alternately positive and negative values.

Alternating current (often abbreviated to a.c.) is when the flow of electric current changes direction periodically. The mains is a source of alternating current. Generators

An electric current that continually reverses its direction giving a definite plus and minus wave form at fixed intervals.

Current which reverses its direction at a fixed frequency.

Current (and voltage) that reverses direction periodically

A flow of electrons that reverses direction at regular intervals.

Electric current which does not flow in one direction only, like direct current, but rapidly reverses its direction or "alternates" in polarity so that it will not charge a battery.

Electric current that reverses it's direction regularly.

An electrical current that reverses direction at regularly recurring intervals with alternately positive and negative values, averaging zero. Almost all electric utilities generate AC electricity as its voltage is easily transformed to higher or lower values.

The characteristic of electricity in which the current flow in a circuit changes direction (180 degrees). Each change is called a cycle. The number of cycles during a given time period is called frequency. The standard frequency in the United States is 60 cycles per second.

Electric current that reverses direction, usually many times per second. Most electrical generators produce alternating current.

An electrical current in which the direction of the electron flow reverses periodically, usually many times per second. Most U.S. household electrical systems use AC current rated at 120 volts and 60 cycles per second.

A periodic current, the average value of which over a period is zero. Unless distinctly specified otherwise, the term refers to a current that reverses its direction at regularly recurring intervals of time and that has alternately positive and negative values. Almost all electric utilities generate AC electricity because it can easily be transformed to higher or lower voltages.

An electric current that reverses directions at regular intervals (typically 60 times a second); abbreviated "AC." This current is found in homes.

An electric current changing regularly from one direction to the opposite.

An electric current that alternates direction between positive and negative cycles, usually 50 or 60 times per second. Alternating current is the current typically available from power outlets in a household.

A type of electrical current, the direction of which is reversed at regular intervals or cycles. In Canada, the standard is 110-120 reversals or 60 cycles per second. Electricity transmission networks use AC because voltage can be controlled with relative ease.

Electric current in which the current changes direction (polarity) 120 times per second (in the U.S.) and is commonly referred to as 60 Hertz (cycles per second) AC. Many other countries use 50 Hertz as a standard.

An electrical current that alternates, flowing first with a positive polarity, followed by a negative polarity.

An alternating current means that the electrical currentâ€™s direction is reversed in cycles (120 reversals or 60 cycles per second in the U.S.). AC is used in electricity transmission and distribution because its voltage can be easily controlled.

An electrical current which changes or reverses the direction of its flow. A notebook PC is running on AC power when its power cord is attached and plugged in.

An electric current that reverses at regular intervals, and alternates positive and negative values. (AC)

An electrical current that reverses its direction at regular intervals, such as 60 cycles alternating current (AC), or 60 hertz.

Current that flows back and forth, changing directions rapidly. AC current is typically used in households in the United States and Canada. It reverses directions 120 times per second or 60 full cycles.

An electrical current that constantly changes amplitude and changes polarity at regular intervals.

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A current that flows alternately in one direction and then in the reverse direction. In North America, the standard for alternating current is 60 complete cycles each second. Such electricity is said to have a frequency of 60 hertz. Alternating current is used in power systems because it can be transmitted and distributed more economically than direct current.

a type of electrical current, the direction of which is reversed at regular intervals or cycles; in the U.S. the standard is 120 reversals or 60 cycles per second; typically abbreviated as AC.

An electrical current that periodically reverses its direction. Standard in US and Canada is 60 cycles per second. Europe and other countries is 50 cycles per second. ( 099)

Voltage that fluctuates from a positive peak through zero to a negative peak. The number of times the cycle is repeated in one minute is called hertz.

An electrical current which, unlike Direct Current (DC), reverses flow direction at regular intervals, measured in cycles per seconds or Hertz. The Australian standard is 230V, 50Hz.

A type of electrical current in which the direction of the flow of electrons switches back and forth. In the US, the current that comes from a wall outlet is alternating; it cycles back and forth sixty times each second. The current that flows in a flashlight, on the other hand, is direct current (DC), which does not alternate.

Current that is continually changing in magnitude and periodically in direction from a zero reference level. Also called AC.

A term that describes the process of voltage that increases to a maximum positive (+), falls back to zero, then continues to a maximum negative (-) eventually back to zero again. The amount of time voltage takes to complete this process gives you frequency/ Hertz (60 times for 60Hz AC Power)

(AC) An electric current that reverses its direction of flow at regular intervals. Each move from zero to maximum strength and back to zero is known as a cycle.

a flow of electricity which reaches maximum in one direction, decreases to zero, then reverses itself and reaches maximum in the opposite direction. The cycle is repeated continuously. The number of cycles per second is equal to the frequency.

A type of electrical current that reverses its direction at a regular interval, and can be represented by a sine wave. Alternating current is the type...

Electric current in which the direction of flow is reversed at frequent intervals: 100 or 120 times per second.

(AC); Electrical current that changes (or alternates) in magnitude and direction of the current at regular intervals.

The flow of electricity that constantly changes direction between positive and negative sides. Almost all power produced by electric utilities in the United States moves in current that shifts direction at a rate of 60 times per second.

Current in which the charge-flow periodically and regularly reverses in a cyclic manner.

Flow of electricity that constantly changes direction between positive and negative sides. Electricity produced in the UK moves in current that shifts direction at a rate of 50 times per second (50 Hertz, 50Hz).

Electric current that reverses its direction many times per second; AC current can be lowered or increased, making it suitable for transmission over long distances; most of today's electricity is AC

The type of electrical power supplied by utilities or made when a generator is run. The unique characteristic of this form of electricity is that it reverses direction at regular intervals. For example, 120 Vac 60 Hz power reverses flow 60 times a second, hence the rating 60 Hz. (cycles).

Electric current that continually reverses its direction. It is expressed in cycles per second (hertz or HZ).

Current that travels in one direction for one hundredth of a second but the opposite direction for the next hundredth of a second.

Electric current that reverses its direction of flow (polarity) periodically according to a frequency measured in hertz, or cycles per second. Compare direct current. Acronym: AC.

An electric current that alternates periodically. Household electricity is of this type. Ambient Temperature: The temperature of the surrounding area. Amorphous S ilicon: Thin film PV silicon having no crystalline structure. Manufactured by depositing layers of doped silicon on a substrate. Has inferior performance to, and shorter life span than, Multi- and Mono-crystalline silicon. Amorphous Panel: PV module made with amorphous silicon cells.

Electrical current that continuously reverses direction of flow, typically in a periodic fashion. In the United States, standard AC power sources reverse direction sixty times each second (called 60 cycles or 60 Hertz AC). In Europe, the standard is 50 Hertz.

Or line voltage-U.S. household standard current is 110/120 volts, 60 cycle.

Electric Current in which the direction of flow is reversed at frequent intervals, 60 cycles per second. The type of electrical supplied by utility companies.

An electric current whose direction changes with a frequency.

A more efficient method of transmitting electricity by rapidly alternating, or reversing, the power flow in a circuit. By alternating the current, power can be sent over longer distances at higher voltages with less energy loss than with direct current (dc).

Electrical current which periodically reverses direction.

Current that regularly reverses the direction of its flow. AC is mostly limited to welding ferrous metals.

An electric current that reverses its direction of flow from positive to negative at regular intervals, typically 60 times per second. The most efficient type of electric motor uses AC.

An electric current that reverses direction at regular intervals. See Direct Current.

Electric current that flows first in one direction, then in the opposite direction, continually reversing flow.

An alternating current that reverses direction at regular intervals.

A type of current that alternates from positive to negative at regular intervals. AC is the standard type of current used in electrical distribution systems by utility power companies due to the ease that it travels through cabling. Electrical wall sockets in nearly all structures served with utility power provide AC power.

(AC)-An electric current that reverses its direction at regularly recurring intervals.

Electric current that flows in one direction and then in the reverse direction. In North America, the standard cycle frequency is 60 Hz; in Europe it is 50 Hz. Alternating current is used universally in power systems because it can be transmitted and distributed much more economically than direct current.

An electrical current that periodically changes in magnitude and direction.

Current, which changes (or alternates) direction at regular intervals. Since the current flows in one direction for the same amount of time that it flows in the opposite direction, the average value of the current flow is zero.

An electrical current that reverses direction periodically, usually many time per second.

That form of electric current that alternates or changes in magnitude and polarity (direction) in what is normally a regular pattern for a given time period called frequency.

Electrical current that periodically reverses direction, usually several times per second.

An electrical current that intermittently changes direction of flow.

Is an electric current that reverses direction in a circuit at regular intervals.

Alternating current is electrical current that continually reverses direction. Change in direction is expressed in cycles per second.

A current flow whose direction changes in regular cycles.

Electric current in which the direction of flow is reversed at frequent intervals; 60 cycles per second is used in the US. This is the current flow from an electric outlet in your home or business.

An electric current which reverses its direction of flow periodically. (In the USA this occurs 60 times a second - 60 cycles or 60 Hertz.) This is the type of current supplied to homes and businesses by utilities.

Electric current that reverses its direction at regular intervals or periods, typically sixty times a second.

Current which varies from zero to a positive maximum to zero to a negative maximum to zero. a number of times per second. the number being expressed in cycles per second of Hertz (HZ)

Electric current that alternates or reverses polarity in a cyclical manner (e.g. 60 Hertz AC power)

Electric current which repeatedly changes polarity from negative to positive and back again. The most commonly used form of alternating current does so in a sine wave pattern.

An electric current that reverses direction at regular intervals. Measured in Volts AC at Hertz, example: 110 volts AC 60 Hz.

An electrical current flow of continuously changing polarity, which rises to a maximum voltage in one direction, decreases to zero and then sinks to the maximum voltage in the other direction before changing polarity once again. This pattern is referred to as a sinusoidal wave and the number of cycles per second is equal to the frequency, which is measured in "Hertz".

Electric current in which the direction of flow oscillates at frequent, regular intervals.

Current that flows first in one direction and then in the opposite direction, repeated continuously at a rate of so many cycles per second. The cycles per second is called hertz.

Electric current whose flow alternates in direction. The time of flow is one direction is a half period. The length of all half periods are equal. The normal waveform of ac is sinusoidal.

An electric current that moves in both directions, cycling at a regular rate, as in 60 Hz home power, or at a variable rate as in an electrical music signal being supplied to a speaker. Also used to describe the accompanying alternating voltages, cycling between positive and negative.

Electric current in which the direction of flow is reversed at frequent intervals. This is the most common type of household electricity. In Canada, the direction of flow is reversed 120 times a second, resulting in 60 complete cycles per second. See Hertz.

In the US we use 120 / 240 volt single phase alternating current as a power source in dwellings. Alternating refers to the fact that the current flow changes direction, within the windings of the generator and subsequently in the circuits in your home. Yes, the current flow reverses itself and for an instant every 1/60th of a second there is zero current flow, and the load is actually without power of any kind as the current flows and ebbs. Hardly noticeable by humans, because our retinas retain an image for 1/16th of a second or longer, thereby eliminating the black-outs that otherwise occur every 60th of a second

An electric current that reverses its direction at regularly recurring intervals, usually 50 or 60 times per second.

An electrical current that reverses direction at regular intervals (once every half-cycle) as a result of a change in voltage that occurs at the same frequency. View illustration.

(AC): electricity delivered by U.S. utilities at 60 Hz, and 120 volts.

The charge flow of a current periodically and regularly reverses in a cyclic manner.

An electrical current where the polarity of the current alternated between plus and minus 60 times a second, as opposed to direct current (DC) where the polarity of the current stays constant. Backbone The part of a network to which other networks connect. Allows data and voice to travel from one network to another. Typically includes the entire network infrastructure required to provide connectivity between all major points. In telephone networks includes tandem switches and the transmission facilities used to interconnect them. In a router-based data network includes the routers and the private lines or virtual circuits used to interconnect them.

Flow of electricity which cycles or alternates direction many times per second. The number of cycles per second is referred to as frequency. Most common frequency used in this country is 60 Hertz (cycles per second).

is electric current in which the flow constantly reverses direction. The electric current delivered to the outlets in our homes alternates 60 times per second, or 60 hertz.

An electric current that reverses its direction periodically.

The standard power supply available from electric utilities.

Electric current whose flow alternates in direction. The number of times the current changes direction in one second is called the frequency. The usual waveform of ac is sinusoidal.

electrical current that reverses direction at regular intervals, for example 60 Hertz in the U.S.

Electrical supply in which polarity of wire. Reverses rapidly (e.g. 60 cps).

Abbreviated AC. An electrical current that reverses its polarity or direction of flow at regular intervals. AC is usually represented by a sine wave. In the United States, domestic wall plugs provi ... more

Current that reverses direction in responce to change in source voltage polarity.

An alternating current (AC) is an electrical current whose magnitude and direction vary cyclically, as opposed to direct current, whose direction remains constant. The usual waveform of an AC power circuit is a sine wave, as this results in the most efficient transmission of energy. However in certain applications different waveforms are used, such as triangular or square waves.

Utility-supplied power accessed through power outlets.

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