What is the symbol of AC voltage?
If you need to measure alternating current in a circuit, different multimeters have different symbols to measure it (and the corresponding voltage), usually "ACA" and "ACV," or "A" and "V" with a squiggly line (~) next to or above them.
Since high voltages are more efficient for sending electricity great distances, AC electricity has an advantage over DC. This is because the high voltages from the power station can be easily reduced to a safer voltage for use in the house. Changing voltages is done by the use of a transformer.
- In direct current (DC), the electric charge (current) only flows in one direction. Electric charge in alternating current (AC), on the other hand, changes direction periodically. The voltage in AC circuits also periodically reverses because the current changes direction.
- AC/DC. There are two types of electricity, alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). Most automotive components require this DC charge to work properly, but it is limited because batteries will eventually discharge completely, with no remaining power to give. To address this problem, cars also have alternators.
- The voltage in India is 220 volts, alternating at 50 cycles (Hertz) per second. This is the same as, or similar to, most countries in the world including Australia, Europe and the UK. However, it's different to the 110-120 volt electricity with 60 cycles per second that's used in the United States for small appliances.
Updated: 2nd October 2019