Give Thanks for Direct Current!

November 27, 2013

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It’s been just over 131 years since Thomas Edison’s Edison Electric Illuminating Company established the world’s first investor-owned electric utility station on Pearl Street in New York City.  On September 4, 1882, the Edison Illuminating Company switched on power to 59 customers in lower Manhattan, providing them with 110 volts of direct current (DC)!

Whether you’re a member of Team Edison or Team Tesla, we think both would agree that the GENECON12 is a fascinating tool to communicate the basics of how direct current works.

ImageWhile it won’t power homes in your neighborhood, it will provide 12 volts of hand powered direct current with changing polarity depending on the direction you turn it.  The GENECON12 produces approximately 200mA of usable current and when connecting one GENECON to another or to a low power source, it will act as a motor.  That’s only one of 22 experimental uses!

Click on either of the pictures to learn more about the GENECON12 as well as other products from NADA Scientific. Receive a complimentary Adventures with the GENECON Activities Book ($10 Value) with your purchase of 1 or more GENECONS.