Things To Know About Electricity

Even though you think you may never need them because a licensed electrician Denver CO offers will know them, there are a few electricity terms you should know just in case:

Watt (W) – Measurement unit of the electromagnetic power equal to the power of a joule per second

Volt (V) – Volt is the electrical potential between two points located on an electric conductor run over by a constant current of 1 ampere [A], which dissipates between these two points a power of 1 watt [W].

Volt-Ampere (VA) – is the unit for measuring the apparent power consumed by an electric circuit in alternating current

Resistance – The electrical resistance of a conductor is a concept that characterizes the property of a conductor to resist against the electrical current`s passage. It is marked with R and is measured in ohms.

Inverter – This electronic device converts direct current into alternating current required by many electrical appliances. The alternative current obtained this way has pure sinusoidal form, its quality being the same or better than the current from the electric network.

Insulator – A material that electric charges cannot flow through (at least not easily!) is called an insulator. Glass, rubber and different types of plastics have a very good resistance and are able to prevent life and equipment from being exposed to electric shock.

Generator – This device converts other energy into electricity.

Circuit – This term designates a closed path through which the electric current flows. There are parallel circuits, circuits in series, as well as combination of these two.