alternating current


alternating current
Synonyms and related words:
AC, DC, absorption current, active current, conduction current, convection current, cycle, delta current, dielectric displacement current, direct current, displacement current, eddy current, electric current, electric stream, emission current, exciting current, free alternating current, galvanic current, high-frequency current, idle current, induced current, induction current, ionization current, juice, low-frequency current, magnetizing current, multiphase current, pulsating direct current, reactive current, rotary current, single-phase alternating current, stray current, thermionic current, thermoelectric current, three-phase alternating current, voltaic current, watt current

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