Alternating Current

• Ferranti Effect – Causes, Circuit Diagram, Advantages & Disadvantages

Ferranti Effect in Power Lines: Circuit Diagram, Causes, Effects, Controlling, Advantages and Disadvantages As we know that electricity is generated at power generation plants using huge electromechanical generators by conversion…

• Skin Effect and Factors Affecting Skin Effect in Power Lines

What is Skin Effect? Causes, Factors, Controlling & Disadvantages in Transmission Lines What is Skin Effect? When an alternating current “AC” flows through a conductor, it is distributed non-uniformly throughout…

• Difference Between Single Phase and Three Phase Transformer

What is the Difference Between 1-Phase Transformer & 3-Phase Transformer? We all know that a transformer in an electrical machine, which is used to step-up or step-down the level of…

• Why are US Homes Wired Using Solid Wire rather than Stranded Wire?

Why Do the Electricians in the U.S.A opt-out for Solid Wire Instead of Stranded Wire While Doing Home Wiring? In most of the countries in the EU, UK, South America…

• Stranded Wire vs Solid Wire. Which One is Best and Why?

Which One Carries More Current – Solid Conductor or Stranded Conductor? The war is still on and there is no winner yet between solid wire and stranded wire. One can…

• Why 3-Phase Power? Why Not 6, 12 or More for Power Transmission?

Why is Only 3-Phase Power Supply System Used Instead of 2-Φ, 4-Φ, 6-Φ, 12-Φ or More Number of Phases for Power Transmission & Distribution? We know that the most common…

• If a 1-Phase Supply is 230V, Why is 3-Phase 400V & Not 690V?

When Single Phase Supply Voltage is 220V, Why is Three Phase 440V and Not 660V? If there are three winding coils on the rotor of an alternator winded 120° degree…

• Millman’s Theorem – Analyzing AC & DC Circuits – Examples

Millman’s Theorem for AC & DC Circuits – Step by Step Solved Examples Millman’s Theorem The Millman’s theorem is used in the circuit analysis when it has only branches in…

• Difference between Electron Current and Conventional Current

What is the Difference between Conventional Current and Electron Current? The electrical & electronics engineering is the study that revolves around the electric current. Electric current can be classified into…

• Types of Electric Motors – Classification of AC, DC & Special Motors

Classification of Different Types of Electrical Motors An Electrical Motor is a machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. It is used for generating torque to lift loads, move…