Battle for AC

Learn the who's and what's of Alternating Current

Alternating Current

Alternating Current is current that periodically changes direction. AC is the form in which electric power is delivered to businesses and residences. Its usual waveform is a sine wave.

The Big 3

Final verdict

The true owner of AC is Nikola Tesla. He kept his patents opened to the public and let people grow off his ideas. George Westinghouse adopted his ideas and made them better. Thomas Edison was just the creator of DC he didn't want AC to develop because DC would be useless.