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Electricity 5.6B

Electricity

TermDefinition
electric current the flow of electrical energy through a circuit
fuse electrical safety device that can stop current from flowing if it becomes overloaded
parallel circuit a closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit.
series circuit series circuit is a closed circuit in which the current follows one path
battery device that stores chemical energy and makes it available in an electrical form
circuit A closed path through which an electric current flows or may flow.
closed circuit An electric circuit through which current can flow in an uninterrupted path.
conductor material that allows heat or electrical energy to easily flow through it
flow to move or travel smoothly in a certain direction
insulator material through which heat or electricity does not easily flow
open circuit an electrical circuit that is not complete.
switch mechanical or electrical or electronic device used for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit.
Created by: laneajones