Electrical Power System

To better understand how electric power is produced and transmitted to our houses, you must know some of the most important terms used in electricity.

Voltage - is the potential difference between two points

Current - is the flow of electric energy from the source through the lines

Direct Current (DC) - the flow of current is always in the same direction

Alternating Current (AC) - the current flow changes its direction periodically

Frequency - describes the number of complete cycles performed in one second

Ammeter - the flow of current passing in a given time resistance; the force which opposes and reduces the flow of electric current

Power - refers to the amount of work done by electrical energy at a given time to make a load work

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