Electricity can be described like flowing water. Potential Current Load
Charge is a quantity of electricity. Charge has the unit coulomb (C). Switch Charge flows in an Electric Circuit.
An electric circuit has 4 parts: Power Source Load Connecting Wires Switch
Flowing charge is called current. The symbol is I and the unit is the ampere or amp (A). SIM
–Voltage is a measure of the potential difference between two places in a circuit. –The unit is the Volt (V). –Voltage IS Potential Energy!!! –Voltage IS NOT flowing charge.
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Power plants use generators to produce power. This generator is called a turbine.
120V of AC is available at your house’s wall sockets. It is more efficient for power companies to send AC to your house, but most electrical devices need DC. These devices have components inside them that convert AC into DC. AC/DC Direct current (DC) is charge moving in one direction Alternating current (AC) is charge moving back and forth. Batteries produce direct current (DC). The power company uses electrical generators to produce alternating current (AC).
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Electrical Resistance. –This is when current flow is slowed down. –Current seems to lose energy. Actually, the electrical energy is converted into heat and/or light. –The symbol is R. –The unit is the ohm ( ). Stove Top Burners absak.com alibaba.com Water Heater Element Light bulb harrisrcs.com
A conductor’s electrical resistance depends on Four Variables. The length of the conductor. The cross-sectional area of the conductor. The material of which the conductor is made. The temperature of the conductor.
The relationship between voltage, current, and resistance is V = I · R orOhm’s Law V = Voltage I = Current R = Resistance (SIM1) (SIM2)SIMSIM2 fm-transmitter.com esitest.com/img Digital Multimeters can measure voltage, current, resistance, and more.
Electrical Work. A voltage source does work when releasing charge. The unit of electrical work is joules (J). Electrical Power. The unit of power is called the watt (W). power = current · voltage P = I · V Paying for Electricity. The electric company charges you based on the amount of power and the amount of time. The unit is kilowatt-hour (kW-hr). 1 kW = 1,000 Watts
eere.energy.gov Several things in our homes consume electricity.
The hot water heater uses electricity to heat water. eere.energy.gov
Look for this sticker to find out how your appliance compares to others that are similar. eere.energy.gov
Does it cost more to use a 100-W light bulb for 1 hour or 3 hours? Does it cost more to use a 100-W light bulb for a 60-W light bulb? SIM
This meter can usually be found outside our home. It keeps track of the amount of electrical power that your home uses over time. It is illegal to tamper with it!!!