Nikola Tesla's Most Important and Overlooked Inventions
Did you know that by the end of his life, the famed Nikola Tesla held approximately 300 patents? Indeed, Tesla was a prolific inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist.
So why don't we hear about him as often as some of his rivals such as Thomas Edison? Is it because he was not able to turn his inventions into financial successes?
In this video, we take a look at Tesla and all his achievements and celebrate the genius that he was. One of Tesla’s first obsessions was the alternating current (AC).
In what was considered the War of the Currents, Edison was trying to push the world towards the use of direct current (DC) while Tesla was passionate about AC. In the end, Tesla won this battle as today AC is used for most of the world's electrical power, including our homes, refrigerators, and power tools.
That's quite an achievement! Tesla also engineered an induction motor that ran on AC power, taking the efficiency of energy generation to an entirely new level. The induction motor soon became the most efficient way to convert electricity to mechanical power.
Want to hear more about this ingenious man's inventions? Watch our video.
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