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# Electrical Circuits - The Basics

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Let your Burbank electrician teach you the absolute basics of the electrical circuit, including essential terms and diagrams for easy understanding. Learn what a switch is, what voltage is and how it affects current!

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### Electrical Circuits - The Basics

1. 1. A Crash Course from B.K. Electric Services
2. 2. ◦ Resistor: a electrical component or part thatcreates a resistance to electricity.◦ Fuse: a type of low-resistance resistor◦ Load: a component that uses electricity, such as amicrowave, razor, light bulb, etc.◦ Switch: an electrical part that can break a circuitor interrupt/divert current.
3. 3.  Voltage (V): simply the difference in potentialenergy from the where the charge beings towhere it end. Think of it as pressure pushingelectrons around. Current (I): the flow of electrons through acircuit per second, measured in amperes (A). Ohm (Ω): the amount of resistance, equal toone volt creating one ampere or V/A.
4. 4.  An electrical circuit is the path a group ofelectrons will travel from point A to B. These electrons want to go from the negativeto psotive terminal in a loop. They are pushedby voltage.
5. 5.  These moving electrons carry energy that canpower a load (i.e. a light bulb). They will passthrough the load, then continue on to thepositive terminal of the battery.
6. 6.  Switches are used to break circuits or interrupt or divert current. In the “On”position, a conducting material drops to close the gap and complete thecircuit. In the “Off” position, that material lifts and creates a gap.
7. 7.  The basic parts of a circuit are:◦ a power source◦ a conducting material◦ a load