The flow of electrons in a conductor.
The path that electrons take to and from their source (set).
Electrons that do not move. This can cause a shock.
Made of moving electrons.
Direct Current (DC)
Current that flows in only one direction.
Alternating Current (AC)
Current that reverses the direction of flow many times each second.
Conductors of electricity that are used to confine electricity to the path from it's source to the device being powered. Glass and rubber are examples of these.
Where the electricity enters a building.
Follows the meter and serves as the housing to the circuit breakers.
Exists when the current flow in a circuit exceeds the amperage rating of the circuit's conductors, loads, or other devices.
Heat-sensitive switch which automatically trips when the electrical demand is too great.
A device with metal links that conduct electricity. You have a box for these on your vehicle, even.
Type of breaker that is extremely sensitive to circuit imbalances. Found in damp areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, outside, etc.
Set of guidlines establishing electrical code.
When electricity is carried by long wires, this is what happens.
The amount of electrical energy flowing past a point in a circuit.
Measure of electrical power, or the energy available to do work.
Units of 1,000 watts. This is what the meter that reads electricity on your house goes by.
Tendency of the conductor to resist the flow of electrons or current, generating heat.
Resistance is measured in this unit of measurement. Named after someone.
Timed source of electricity through a conductor.
Phase that consists of only three wires; one ground, one neutral and one hot.
Three single phases combined.