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Nikola Tesla: The Overlooked Wizard of Electricity

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Not many people around the world have heard of Nikola Tesla? Perhaps young children have read about Thomas Alva Edison and Alexander Graham Bell but not about Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor. Many …

Not many people around the world have heard of Nikola Tesla? Perhaps young children have read about Thomas Alva Edison and Alexander Graham Bell but not about Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor. Many of the things you know about electricity would be impossible if not for Tesla’s dedication to action and commitment to science. Indeed, he was the man who brought the idea of electrical energy to many people’s consciousness.

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  • 1. Nikola Tesla: The Overlooked Wizard of Electricity Not many people around the world have heard of Nikola Tesla? Perhaps young children have read about Thomas Alva Edison and Alexander Graham Bell but not about Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor. Many of the things you know about electricity would be impossible if not for Tesla’s dedication to action and commitment to science. Indeed, he was the man who brought the idea of electrical energy to many people’s consciousness. www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 2. Tesla: The Man Who Electrified (or Lit) the WorldA son and grandson of Serbian Orthodox priests, Tesla was like manyother scientists and inventors in many ways. He was curious sincechildhood, a bright young fellow and a voracious reader with greatphotographic memory. He conceived ideas with his brilliant mind. Heoften changed schools and residences. Like the genius Albert Einstein,he immigrated to the United States and became an American citizenand like many other learned people of his time, he died penniless.www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 3. Tesla (the ‘Wizard of the West’) had worked with Edison (the ‘Wizardof Melo Park’) after coming to America. He helped solve manymechanical and electrical problems which Edison’s company faced. Helater left over some disagreement with Edison, which will latercement their long-standing rivalry.www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 4. Examples of Tesla’s Discoveries, Ideas and InventionsBefore immigrating to America, Tesla worked as a chief electrician fora telegraph company in Budapest, Hungary. He later became engineerfor Hungary’s first telephone system. He developed a device whichaccording to people was the first loudspeaker.www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 5. He discovered the alternating current (AC) light and power system. Hehad the idea way back when he was still studying in university. Edisonwas not interested in his AC (induction) motor, which eventuallywould rival Edison’s own direct current (DC) system. Another inventor,George Westinghouse would purchase Tesla’s ideas including the ACmotor system which later gave way to the electrification of America.www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 6. Tesla then used his AC concept to develop his masterpiece, the TeslaCoil in 1890. Generally used in radio and TV and other electronicequipment, the coil gives out electric flames and sparks by using highfrequency AC, which can also send wireless signals through the air.www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 7. Don’t you know that Tesla is also the brain behind the invention of themodern radio? He introduced this wireless communication methodduring a test way back in 1897. Though Tesla was later awarded apatent for this invention, the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi waspublically regarded as the inventor. Marconi was able to develop theradio by using Tesla’s patents.www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 8. Tesla was also responsible for the development of the x-ray, remotecontrol, radar, fluorescent lamp, vacuum tubes, humanoid robots,improved airships and hydroelectric plant. He has over 800 patents tohis discoveries, ideas and the things that he helped invented. Many ofhis patents were used by many inventors.www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 9. Thanking Nikola TeslaTo say that Tesla had no contribution in things electrical is like sayingnon-athletic three-point shooters had no hand in American basketballlegend Michael Jordan’s six NBA championship titles. Without Tesla,there would be not electricity, and there would be no light andinventions too.www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 10. He was responsible for the concepts behind many inventions weknow today, for in many ways, he simplified the concepts of electricityto many budding inventors and technology pioneers of his time. Everyelectrical engineer, every appliance and device manufacture andevery Sydney electrician should thank him for their jobs, and we, thepeople, for the comfort we have today.www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney Commercial Electrician Sydney