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Re: [OT] British vs. American English

On Thu, Oct 06, 2011 at 07:56:22AM +0000, Virgo Pärna wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Oct 2011 02:35:59 +1300, Chris Bannister <mockingbird@earthlight.co.nz> wrote:
> >
> > For crossing "large" distances DC is used, whereas AC is more useful for
> > local distribution.
> >
>     I thought, that DC is better for transmission (less losses). And higher voltage 
> is also better (less losses). And AC won, because of one device: 
> direct current transformer ;) 

Not sure I understand what you are saying. Unless the wrong terms are
being used, but transformers "hate" DC. Plus also, think of voltage like
water pressure: i.e. the higher the pressure the further the water
travels. Also consider the Litz effect; higher frequencies tend to
travel along the outer surface of the conductor(s), hence, multi
strand cable etc.

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