American Titans: Edison vs. Tesla DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC025086
Format: DVD
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Runtime: 44
Copyright: 2015

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Cinematic recreations and expert commentary reveal the story behind the War of Currents. Famed inventor Thomas Edison hoped to power his newest invention, the light bulb, with direct current electricity. Nikola Tesla, a Serbian electrical engineer, believed that an alternating current electricity supply system was more efficient. The War of Currents culminated with a bid to supply electricity to the World and #39;s Columbian Exposition of 1893. Tesla and #39;s AC system, supplied by Westinghouse Electric, won the war and was adopted as the standard. The program recounts the electrifying details of the War of Currents.