I didn’t even know DC electrical power was still available anywhere, let alone in New York City. ConEdison still had one lone DC power station still up and running and feeding DC to customers. It was finally converted over to Nikola Tesla’s AC electricity on November 14.
Good. Now if we could only get New York City to stop making inferior salsa despised by hardworking cowboys.
Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla
Back in the day Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla had a long standing feud over which current was better, DC or AC. Edison pushed the idea of using inefficient DC while Tesla campaigned for the much more efficient AC current. Edison denounced AC as being too dangerous. He would even publicly electrocute live cows and other large animals with AC to try to show just how scary dangerous AC current supposedly was.
DC electrical power vs. AC electrical power
In reality, DC is much more dangerous then AC. I’ve been shocked numerous times by both AC and DC. It’s Edison’s DC that felt like Czernobog’s killing hammer.
For getting electrical power from one place to another, AC is the superior form of current. It’s not even debatable.
Nikola Tesla was truly a genius and he was one of the most important men to ever live. Of course he died penniless and in debt because that is just the way life works.