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    Direct Vs alternating current


    Is DC or AC safer to work with and have in a property?

    Asked by Harry on 28th Jan 2021
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    JMC Electrical Service & Building Maintenance

    "All properties are supplied from the National Grid which is ac only so you are getting confused with dc bits in appliances etc"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    D tech FM

    "Avoiding any form of electric shock is preferable, but DC is considered safer in these circumstances as the human body’s threshold to DC is considerably higher than to AC."

    Answered on 7th Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Seyit Soner Simsek

    "Hi there. DC power is always more stable and safe."

    Answered on 16th Jun 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    DAAS Electric & Plumber and Handyman

    "Dc means direct current it flows in one direction and its like the current store in cell battery,
    Ac means Alternating current. It flows in any direction. It's dangerous to work on it. Before any electric work isolate electric current from the consumer unit or old system fuse box."

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Ct Electrics Limited

    "You generally wouldn't have direct current in your home as the power supply coming from national grid is distributed through alternating current, but you would usually see direct current being used on rail tracks or extra low voltage circuits etc. Train track voltage of 750v dc. In properties the standard voltage is 230v ac. Difference is, dc current holds you & ac current throws you. Overhead line voltage is 25000v."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Samuel Germano de Oliveira

    "The alternating power supply can be distributed over long distances, whereas the Continuous has to be close to the DC voltage generator. Alternate engines are much cheaper"

    Answered on 31st Dec 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

    "You shouldn’t be working with either live
    AC What we have in the uk and is safer than DC"

    Answered on 29th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

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