Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison: Who was the better inventor?

Oct 26, 2020
2
0
10
Edison may have more patents but he was not a visionary re. AC current and he cruelly envisioned the electric chair. Tesla triumphs.
 
Oct 26, 2020
2
0
10
Edison had underlings doing his grunt work and was adversarial re. Tesla
The #of inventions is not the metric of success. The effect of your work is...
Imagine if we had to depend on DC current for most things
 
Jun 15, 2021
1
0
10
Edison had underlings doing his grunt work and was adversarial re. Tesla
The #of inventions is not the metric of success. The effect of your work is...
Imagine if we had to depend on DC current for most things
We do rely on DC for most things. Virtually every device you have converts that AC to DC before using it.

High voltage DC is also better for long distance power transmission, since there are less losses (no mutual or self inductance and capacitance, only the same I^2*R losses that AC also suffers)
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY