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Old 25-01-2013, 22:03
Kolin Klingon
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Also Westinghouse who made AC generation commercially viable (Edison was pushing for DC).

But I guess it's about British genius
I think the AC vs. DC battle was mainly in the USA because of intense competition between companies there.

I have an excellent booklet Electricity in Manchester which has plenty of information on the development of the electricity supply there.
Now that is an interesting area that I don't know about - How did Edison generate his DC? Did he generate AC and then rectify it into DC? That would be very inefficient.
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