(abbreviation DC or dc)
An electric current flowing in one direction only. Compare with alternating current.
- An integral inverter changes the direct current to alternating current for transmission into the facility's electrical distribution systems.
- LED lights require a transformer to turn alternating current to direct current.
- High frequency current should be used for starting the direct current and arc with alternating current high frequency should be used continuously.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: dir¦ect cur|rent
Definition of direct current in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.