One the most basic things an electronics enthusiast should know is the difference between AC vs DC.
No, we’re not talking about a hard rock band, we’re talking AC vs DC with regards to electricity.
Some of you may already know this. Even if you’ve been dabbling in electronics for a while and think you have this figured out, I highly recommend reading this whole post as there are some things that may surprise you.
One of the easiest ways to explain the differences between AC vs DC is to treat each one separately and delve into some details about each.
Toward that end, we’ll start with DC first because it’s a bit simpler to explain and most of your creations will use it.