Education and career
There he studied about electricity and Michael Faraday’s electromagnetic induction theory deeply.He improved the principles of Michael Faraday and told his teachers the use of alternate current.But teachers criticized Nikola and humiliated him.
In 1880, Nikola Tesla got a job in the Central Telegraph Office Budapest.Meanwhile, Thomas Edison, who invented the light bulb in the US, wanted to bring industrial revolutions in the US about the design of direct current.Edison had already installed his first direct current based power-station in New York.Electricity was mysterious like a magic for the world at that time.There was a scary atmosphere in light between electricity due to electric shocks and short circuits in place and animal deaths due to shocks among people.
Accompanied with Thomas Edison
Nikola Tesla was very excited to tell the great Thomas Edison about the design of his Alternate Current.Nikola Tesla reached New York while saving his life in a stampede on the harbor in 1884.When he reached New York, he had only 4 cents in his pocket and a letter of recommendation given by Charles Batchelor, one of the associates of Thomas Edison in Europe.
Charles wrote in his letter “My dear Edison, I know two great men and you are one of them, the other is this young man”.The DC system that Thomas Edison designed, was enough to burn the bulb and drive the motor, but could not afford the long-distance power transmission.Edison hired Nikola Tesla to solve this problem and improve its DC system.Edison promised 50000 dollars to Tesla if he would have solved this problem.It was too big amount at that time.
Success in Project DC
Nikola Tesla started to work on the DC design of Edison.It is hard to believe, but Nikola Tesla used to work from 10:30 am till 5:30 am next morning.It means that he used to give 16 hours to Edison’s DC project.When Nikola Tesla succeeded in his work and when he went to Edison, then Edison got wondered “how did Tesla solve this big problem easily?”But Edison did not fulfill his promise and did not give him that agreed payment.Edison gave some dollars to Tesla, and Tesla took his hat and went from there.