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    Is AC or DC current safer?

    Electricians

    Is AC or DC current safer? And why? Thanks!

    Asked by Patrick on 25th May 2022
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    WK Electricals Ltd

    "DC current can cause serious body burns compared to same amount of AC current."

    Answered on 3rd Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    StrangLX

    "They’re both dangerous, both can cause fatal shocks, burns and fires. They have different applications and both have certain risks and certain benefits. There is a popular misconception that extra low voltage DC transformers are safer because the produce DC power, in fact the additional protection is due to the transformer providing protection by electrical separation. If you were to touch a DC train line you’d get fried just the same as if you touch a 3 phase AC power line. All electrical power has risks and you shouldn’t get involved unless you are qualified to do so."

    Answered on 26th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2017 - report
    DC Electrical & Property Services

    "AC or alternating current is the current which changes its magnitude and direction periodically with time. While, the direct current or DC current is the current which has a magnitude and flows in one direction only."

    Answered on 15th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    Rocket Sockets

    "This is just 2 different types of current, both perfectly safe if installed correctly, and both can kill if not."

    Answered on 1st Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    Coopers

    "Generally DC current is safer but if you don’t understand the principles of either of these then they both can be unsafe."

    Answered on 26th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    BS AG Limited

    "DC
    Humans are able to withstand the effects of an electric shock arising from DC exposure much better than when exposed to AC."

    Answered on 26th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    D tech FM

    "DC Is safer..... The human body has a higher impedance to DC currents than AC, so this means that humans are able to withstand the effects of an electric shock arising from DC exposure much better than when exposed to AC"

    Answered on 8th Jun 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

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