Monthly Archives: May 2017

Three way switch

Wiring Three Way Switch   Three-way switches control lights and receptacles from two points: for example, a light in a hallway that can be operated from the first floor and second floor. Or, a light in a garage that can … Continue reading

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Electrical Conductors and Insulators

What is Conductors and Insulators? In a conductor, electric current can flow freely, in an insulator it cannot. Metals such as copper typify conductors, while most non-metallic solids are said to be good insulators, having extremely high resistance to the flow … Continue reading

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Electrical Current

What is electric current? Electric current is defined as the rate at which charge flows through a surface (the cross section of a wire, for example). Despite referring to many different things, the word current is often used by itself … Continue reading

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Voltage Drop

What is the meaning of voltage drop? Voltage drop is defined as the amount of voltage loss that occurs through all or part of a circuit due to impedance. A common analogy used to explain voltage, current and voltage drop … Continue reading

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Transformer

what is inductor? An inductor is a passive electronic component that stores energy in the form of a magnetic field. In its simplest form, an inductor consists of a wire loop or coil. The inductance is directly proportional to the … Continue reading

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Electrical Symbols

The importance of electrical symbols An electrical symbol is a pictogram used to represent various electronic and electrical devices (such as wires, batteries, resistors, and transistors) in a schematic diagram of an electrical or electronic circuit. Electrical symbols and electronic … Continue reading

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Series and Parallel Circuit

The Series and Parallel Circuits Circuits consisting of just one battery and one load resistance are very simple to analyze, but they are not often found in practical applications. Usually, we find circuits where more than two components are connected … Continue reading

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Simple House Wiring

The basic electrical circuit Electricity is the presence and flow of electric charge. Its best-known form is the flow of electrons through conductors such as copper wires. Electricity is a form of energy that comes in positive and negative forms, … Continue reading

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