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Nov27-12, 06:23 AM
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How is inductor energy stored

When you calculate inductance on a straight wire, if one wire is X miles long and another wire with the same diameter is 2X miles long, does the total inductance simply double?

I was thinking about power transmission lines which can be a thousand miles long, is inductance causing an extra vector of power loss? Over and above ohmic losses? Or is such inductance just too low a value to effect long distance power lines?

In that regard it would seem lower frequencies would produce lower losses.

I wonder if that is what Edison was thinking about when he was touting DC as a power carrier?