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Term - Definition
AC - See "Alternating Current"
Alternating Current - An electric current that reverses direction at regular intervals,
having a magnitude that varies continuously in a sinusoidal
Arc - A discharge of electricity through air or a gas.
Ampere - The unit expressing the rate of flow of an electric current.
Breakdown Voltage - The voltage at which a dielectric material fails.
Circuit - A conductive path over which an electric charge may flow.
DC - See "Direct Current".
Direct Current - Electric current in which electrons flow in one direction only.
Opposite of alternating current.
Electricity - The flow of electrons through a conducting medium.
Electrical Safety - Recognizing hazards associated with the use of electrical
energy and taking precautions so that hazards do not cause
injury or death.
Induced Voltage - A voltage produced around a closed path or circuit by a
change of magnetic flux linking that path.
Insulator - A device that is used to electrically isolate a conductor or
electrical device from ground or a different electrical
Joule Output - One Joule is one Watt per second. It’s the measure of units
of energy. Stored Joules is only a theoretical element without
Ohm - A unit of electrical resistance defined as the resistance of a
circuit with a voltage of one volt and a current flow of one
Ohm's Law - E=IR; l=E/R; R=E/I; Where E = Voltage impressed on a circuit, I = current flowing in a circuit and R = circuitresistance. Ohm's Law is used for calculating voltage drop,fault current and other characteristics of an electrical circuit
Regulator - A device that is used to control the voltage of a circuit by
raising and lowering it.
Resistance - The opposition to current flow, expressed in ohms.
Short Circuit - A load that occurs when a conductor comes into contact with
another conductor or grounded object. An abnormal
connection of relatively low impedance between two points of
Tensile Strength - The greatest longitudinal force that a substance can bear
without tearing apart or rupturing; also called ultimate tensile
Volt - A unit of electromotive force. The electrical potential needed
to produce one ampere of current with a resistance of one