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Unit 5: Electrical Energy and Circuits
Terms in this set (15)
The pathway through which an electrical current flows.
A complete electrical connection around which an electric current flows.
An incomplete electrical connection.
Material that allows heat or electrical energy to easily flow through it.
Material through which heat or electricity does not easily flow.
To move or travel smoothly in a certain direction.
The flow of electricity around a circuit.
Any device used to interrupt the flow of electrons in a circuit.
The part of the circuit that consumes power such as a light or appliances.
An electrical device that provides electric power to an electric load.
MULTIPLE pathways or branches through which electricity can flow with all parts connected on the DIFFERENT BRANCHES.
A SINGLE pathway through which electricity can flow with all parts connected on the same pathway.
A kind of problem in an electrical circuit where two or more wires that are not supposed to come in contact with each other touch and can result in a very high current flowing through the circuit.
A safety device that melts and breaks an electric circuit if the current becomes overheated or unsafe.
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