TeachMeFinance.com - explain Root Mean Square (RMS)
Root Mean Square (RMS) The term 'Root Mean Square (RMS) ' as it applies to the area of photovoltaics can be defined as 'The square root of the average square of the instantaneous values of an ac output. For a sine wave the RMS value is 0.707 times the peak value. The equivalent value of ac current, I, that will produce the same heating in a conductor with resistance, R, as a dc current of value I'.
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