ac and dc circuits help

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by THEGARTH, Mar 17, 2009.


    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 17, 2009
    Hi I have recieved the following question:-

    Define and compare the operational characteristics of one ac electrical network/system and one dc electrical network/system and describe their component parts.

    Just wondered if anyone had any idea what they were looking for its for an electric principles assignemnt at ONC level of building services. I'm thinking that the components of a an ac circuit are resistors, inductors, capacitors etc but what are the components of a dc circuit?
  2. thingmaker3

    Retired Moderator

    May 16, 2005
    For a building services certificate, I would think they are looking more at systems or networks rather than individual circuits... things like "emergency lighting" or "burglar alarm" come to mind.

    Note that all the components named in your post may be used in either an AC circuit or a DC circuits.