Definition: Direct current

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Direct current

A type of electricity transmission and distribution by which electricity flows in one direction through the conductor, usually relatively low voltage and high current (such as from a battery). To be used for typical 120 volt or 220 volt household appliances, DC must be converted to alternating current (AC).[1][2]

Wikipedia Definition


Also Known As
DC
Related Terms
Alternating currentBatteryElectricitytransmission lineselectricity generationtransmission linesolar cellinverter
References
  1. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/solar_glossary.html#D
  2. http://205.254.135.24/kids/energy.cfm?page=kids_glossary#B